Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants, Second Edition

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Major advances, both in modeling methods and in the computing power required to make those methods viable, have led to major breakthroughs in our ability to model the performance and vulnerability of explosives and propellants. In addition, the development of proton radiography during the last decade has provided researchers with a major new experimental tool for studying explosive and shock wave physics. Problems that were once considered intractable — such as the generation of water cavities, jets, and stems by...
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Major advances, both in modeling methods and in the computing power required to make those methods viable, have led to major breakthroughs in our ability to model the performance and vulnerability of explosives and propellants. In addition, the development of proton radiography during the last decade has provided researchers with a major new experimental tool for studying explosive and shock wave physics. Problems that were once considered intractable — such as the generation of water cavities, jets, and stems by explosives and projectiles — have now been solved.

Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants, Third Edition provides a complete overview of this rapidly emerging field, covering basic reactive fluid dynamics as well as the latest and most complex methods and findings. It also describes and evaluates Russian contributions to the experimental explosive physics database, which only recently have become available.

This book comes packaged with a CD-ROM that contains—

· FORTRAN and executable computer codes that operate under Microsoft® Windows Vista operating system and the OS X operating system for Apple computers

· Windows Vista and MAC compatible movies and PowerPoint presentations for each chapter

· Explosive and shock wave databases generated at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Russian Federal Nuclear Centers

Charles Mader’s three-pronged approach — through text, computer programs, and animations — imparts a thorough understanding of new computational methods and experimental measuring techniques, while also providing the tools to put these methods to effective use.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780849331497
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 8/29/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Detonation Wave 1
2 Performance of Explosives and Propellants 31
3 Initiation of Detonation 135
4 Modeling Initiation of Heterogeneous Explosives 189
5 Interpretation of Experiments 237
A Numerical Solution of One-Dimensional Reactive Flow 297
B Numerical Solution of Two-Dimensional Lagrangian 315
C Numerical Solution of Two-Dimensional Eulerian 327
D Numerical Solution of Three-Dimensional Eulerian Reactive Flow 365
E Numerical Solution of Equilibrium Detonation Properties 377
F Equations for Computing of Thermodynamic Functions 409
G General Derivation of Flow Equations Used 417
Author Index 425
Subject Index 429
CD-ROM Contents 435
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2000

    Great for Research

    If you are doing research on explosives your libary should contain this book. Excellent for containing mathamatical formulas needed for research in this field.

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