Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena

Impactful Times

Memories of 60 Years of Shock Wave Research at Sandia National Laboratories

Authors: Asay, J.R., Chhabildas, L.C., Lawrence, R.J., Sweeney, M.A.

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  • Features individual recollections of researchers involved in shock wave research at Sandia National Laboratories from 1955 to the present
  • Describes the trials, tribulations, excitement, and successes involved in developing experimental, theoretical, and computational capabilities and the major advances made over the last 60 years at Sandia in the field of shock wave phenomena
  • Contains over 900 references to key publications by Sandia researchers in developing shock wave technologies
  • Highlights several major applications of shock wave technology enabled by the research, including analysis of the turret explosion aboard the USS Battleship Iowa and the Shoemaker-Levy 9 comet impact on Jupiter
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This book presents a history of shock compression science, including development of experimental, material modeling, and hydrodynamics code technologies over the past six decades at Sandia National Laboratories. The book is organized into a discussion of major accomplishments by decade with over 900 references, followed by a unique collection of 45 personal recollections detailing the trials, tribulations, and successes of building a world-class organization in the field. It explains some of the challenges researchers faced and the gratification they experienced when a discovery was made. Several visionary researchers made pioneering advances that integrated these three technologies into a cohesive capability to solve complex scientific and engineering problems. What approaches worked, which ones did not, and the applications of the research are described. Notable applications include the turret explosion aboard the USS Iowa and the Shoemaker-Levy comet impact on Jupiter. The personal anecdotes and recollections make for a fascinating account of building a world-renowned capability from meager beginnings. 

This book will be inspiring to the expert, the non expert, and the early-career scientist. Undergraduate and graduate students in science and engineering who are contemplating different fields of study should find it especially compelling.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Impactful Times
Book Subtitle
Memories of 60 Years of Shock Wave Research at Sandia National Laboratories
Authors
Series Title
Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Jointly by Sandia Corporation and the Authors
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33347-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33347-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33345-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81490-2
Series ISSN
2197-9529
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 668
Number of Illustrations
114 b/w illustrations, 80 illustrations in colour
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