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Physics of Shock and Impact: Volume 2

Materials and shock response
Dennis Grady


Physics of Shock and Impact deals with the shock physics of solids with emphasis on impact applications that are brought about intense energy stimulations. Comprising of 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 2, Materials and shock response, addresses equation of state in the shockwave and the response to shock of various material classes.

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
6 Shock compression of ceramics with microstructure
7 Dynamic compaction of crushable solids
8 The nature of structured shock waves
9 Kinetics of shocks in brittle solids
10 The shock wave equation of state
11 Shock wave analysis and applications


Hardback ISBN: 9780750312585

Ebook ISBN: 9780750312578

DOI: 10.1088/978-0-7503-1257-8

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing


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