Shock Waves in Solid State Physics

1st Edition

G.I. Kanel'

CRC Press
Published April 23, 2019
Reference - 214 Pages - 164 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367225896 - CAT# K421721

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Methods and the latest results of experimental studies of the strength properties, polymorphism and metastable states of materials and substances with extremely short durations of shock-wave action are presented. The author provides a comprehensive and theoretical description of specific features of the dynamics of elastoplastic shock compression waves in relaxing media. The presentation is preceded by a detailed description of the theoretical foundations of the method and a brief discussion of the basic methods of generating and diagnosing shock waves in solids.

Key Selling Features:

  • Addresses dynamic elastic-plastic response, spallation, and shock-induced phase transformation.
  • Provides a centralized presentation of topics of interest to the shock physics community
  • Presents new data on the mechanism and basic patterns of sub-microsecond polymorphic transformations and phase transitions.
  • Investigates destruction waves in shock-compressed glasses.
  • Analyzes the behavior of highly hard brittle materials under shock-wave loading and ways to diagnose fracture.


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