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Impactful Times

Memories of 60 Years of Shock Wave Research at Sandia National Laboratories

  • James R. Asay
  • Lalit C. Chhabildas
  • R. Jeffery Lawrence
  • Mary Ann Sweeney

Part of the Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena book series (SHOCKWAVE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Building Shock Wave Capabilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 3-17
    3. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 19-47
    4. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 49-83
    5. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 85-125
    6. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 127-170
    7. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 171-214
    8. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 215-262
    9. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 263-272
  3. Memories of Shock Wave Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. James R. Asay, Lalit C. Chhabildas, R. Jeffery Lawrence, Mary Ann Sweeney
      Pages 275-594
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 595-668

About this book

Introduction

This book presents a history of shock compression science, including development of experimental, material modeling, and hydrodynamics code technologies over the past six decades at Sandia National Laboratories. The book is organized into a discussion of major accomplishments by decade with over 900 references, followed by a unique collection of 45 personal recollections detailing the trials, tribulations, and successes of building a world-class organization in the field. It explains some of the challenges researchers faced and the gratification they experienced when a discovery was made. Several visionary researchers made pioneering advances that integrated these three technologies into a cohesive capability to solve complex scientific and engineering problems. What approaches worked, which ones did not, and the applications of the research are described. Notable applications include the turret explosion aboard the USS Iowa and the Shoemaker-Levy comet impact on Jupiter. The personal anecdotes and recollections make for a fascinating account of building a world-renowned capability from meager beginnings. 

This book will be inspiring to the expert, the non expert, and the early-career scientist. Undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering who are contemplating different fields of study should find it especially compelling.

Keywords

Sandia National Laboratories History Shock Compression Science Shock Wave Experimental Methods Shock Wave History Shock Wave Hydrodynamics Shock Wave Phenomena History Shock Wave Research at Sandia Shoemaker Levy 9 Comet USS Battleship Iowa

Authors and affiliations

  • James R. Asay
    • 1
  • Lalit C. Chhabildas
    • 2
  • R. Jeffery Lawrence
    • 3
  • Mary Ann Sweeney
    • 4
  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  2. 2.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  3. 3.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA
  4. 4.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33347-2
  • Copyright Information Jointly by Sandia Corporation and the Authors 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33345-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33347-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-9529
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9537
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