A SUMMARY OF THE SOVIET PAPERS ON THE HIGH PRESSURE EQUATION OF STATE OF METALS.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF POULTER LABS
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The Russians have published some papers on the shock compression of metals in which fantastically high pressures and projectile velocities are reported. In order to describe their high pressure experimental results, the Soviet workers made some major modifications to the Mie-Gruneisen equation formerly used to describe metals. The main text of this report is a description of the experimental methods, handling of the data, and the equation of state models used to describe the behavior of metals at high pressures and temperatures. The numerical information presented in these papers has been collected and is presented. The experimental data such as measured shock velocities and flying plate velocities and quantities computed directly from these data by the Rankine-Hugoniot jump conditions are presented. On the basis of particular equation of state models suggested by the experimental data, thermodynamic quantities such as 0K isotherms, Gruneisen functions, and shock temperatures are calculated. These calculated results, as distinguished from direct experimental data, are collected and presented.