Accession Number:

AD0750009

Title:

Some Experimental Manifestations of Instabilities in Shock Waves,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIV PULLMAN DEPT OF PHYSICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE