Accession Number : AD0750009

Title :   Some Experimental Manifestations of Instabilities in Shock Waves,

Corporate Author : WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Duvall,George E.

Report Date : 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Instabilities which occur in shock wave or impact experiments are noted to be of two kinds. In one-dimensional experiments the wave may break up into multiple waves due to plastic yield or phase transitions. The indication that such an instability will occur is normally in a cusp in the P-v relation for the material. In two-dimension problems such as impact of two plates at some non-zero angle, ripples in the impact surface may develop. These may be related to jetting effects at the interface. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, SOLIDS), STABILITY, THERMODYNAMICS, MERCURY, LIQUIDS, DETONATION WAVES, CADMIUM SULFIDES, BARIUM COMPOUNDS, LITHIUM COMPOUNDS, TITANATES, FLUORIDES

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE