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Shock waves - Phenomenology, experimental and numerical simulation

: Thoma, K.; Hornemann, U.; Sauer, M.; Schneider, E.


Meteoritics & planetary science 40 (2005), No.9-10, pp.1283-1298
ISSN: 1086-9379
ISSN: 0026-1114
Journal Article
Fraunhofer EMI ()

The purpose of this paper is to review the results of long-term cooperation between Dieter Stoffler and the authors in the field of shock wave deformation of minerals and rocks. First, the principal phenomena of shock wave generation and propagation, predominantly in solid media, are presented, and then analytical and numerical mathematical treatment of shock wave processes on the basis of mass, momentum, and energy conservation laws will be described and discussed. Experimental methods of shock wave investigations by means of impact and explosive techniques are summarized, including hypervelocity acceleration facilities and high-pressure explosive devices. Shock pressure barometry by means of mineralogical evidence of distinct material phase transitions and characteristic shock structures is also discussed.