Accession Number : AD0765453

Title :   Electromechanical Shock Waves.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s) : Harris,Paul

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The existing experimental data pertaining to electromechanical shock effects in metals is reviewed. It is shown that the so called 'anomalous thermoelectric power' experiments, and the simpler metallic sandwich experiments, are basically geometry variants of the same experiment. A theoretical model is presented which is based upon interacting electron and ion fluids. In the model each fluid is capable of supporting its own shock structure, and the 'shock' velocity is derived for the interacting fluids under steady state conditions. The predicted shock velocity is found to be equal to a perturbed value of the shock velocity in the uncoupled ion fluid. Areas of possible future work, and a practical application of the effect, are mentioned. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*METALS, *SHOCK WAVES), VOLTAGE, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE