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Physics of Shock and Impact: Volume 1

Fundamentals and dynamic failure
Dennis Grady


Physics of Shock and Impact deals with the shock physics of solids with emphasis on impact applications that are brought about by intense energy stimulation. Comprising two volumes, this work covers physical, material, mechanical and thermodynamic fundamentals of shock physics. The various chapters also include a range of analytic solutions that address topics in the many applications involving shock physics. Volume 1, Fundamentals and dynamic failure, provides an introduction to the fundamentals of shockwave physics and progresses to the modes of shock failure through spall, fragmentation and shear localization.

About Editors

Dennis Grady is currently an Associate and Principal Scientist with the South West Division of Applied Research Associates headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He received his BS in physics and mathematics from Lewis and Clark College in 1967, and a PhD in physics from Washington State University in 1971. Following three years on the research staff of Poulter Laboratory at SRI International, he joined Sandia National Laboratories, retiring in 1996 as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff. He joined the South West Division of Applied Research Associates the same year. He has been involved with the experimental measurement and theoretical description of condensed matter under the extreme pressure and temperature stimulus of shock and high-velocity impact for more than 40 years. He has published more than 300 technical papers and reports on a range of materials and applications issues in the intense shock environment including experimental methods, electric and magnetic effects, phase transformation, high-pressure equation of state, transient strength, energetic reaction, hypervelocity impact, and dynamic fragmentation.

Table of Contents

Author biography
1 Shocks and structured waves
2 Dynamic fragmentation of solids and liquids
3 Applications in dynamic fragmentation—physics
4 Applications in dynamic fragmentation—engineering
5 Thermoplastic deformation localization in solids


Hardback ISBN: 9780750312554

Ebook ISBN: 9780750312547

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1254-7

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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