About this book series

Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena

The Springer book series on Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena comprises monographs and multi-author volumes containing either original material or reviews of subjects within the field. All states of matter are covered. Methods and results of theoretical and experimental research and numerical simulations are included, as are applications of these results. The books are intended for graduate-level students, research scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. Subjects of interest include properties of materials at both the continuum and microscopic levels, physics of high rate deformation and flow, chemically reacting flows and detonations, wave propagation and impact phenomena.

The following list of subject areas further delineates the purview of the series. In all cases entries in the list are to be interpreted as applying to nonlinear wave propagation and high pressure phenomena. Development of experimental methods is not identified specifically, being regarded as a normal part of research in all areas of interest.


Material Properties Equation of state including chemical and phase composition, ionization, etc. Constitutive equations for inelastic deformation Fracture and fragmentation Dielectric and magnetic properties
Optical properties and radiation transport Metallurgical effects Spectroscopy

Physics of Deformation and Flow Dislocation physics, twinning, and other microscopic deformation mechanisms Shear banding Mesoscale effects in solids Turbulence in fluids Microfracture and cavitation

Detonation of condensed explosives and gases Initiation and growth of reaction Detonation wave structures Explosive materials

Wave Propagation and Impact Phenomena in Solids Shock and decompression wave propagation Shock wave structure Penetration mechanics

Gasdynamics Chemically Reacting Flows Blast waves Multiphase flow

Numerical Simulation and Mathematical Theory Mathematical methods
Wave propagation codes Molecular dynamics

Material modification and synthesis Military ordnance Geophysics and planetary science Medicine Aerospace and Industrial applications Protective materials and structures Mining

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Series Editor
  • Frank K. Lu,
  • Naresh Thadhani,
  • Akihiro Sasoh

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