Accession Number:

AD0765453

Title:

Electromechanical Shock Waves.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

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

Subject Categories:

  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE