By S. K. Sikka, B. K. Godwal, R. Chidambaram (auth.), Lee Davison, Mohsen Shahinpoor (eds.)
Developments in experimental equipment are supplying an more and more unique figuring out of outrage compression phenomena at the bulk, intermediate, and molecular scales. This 3rd quantity in a sequence of reports of the curent kingdom of data covers numerous different components. the 1st crew of chapters addresses primary actual and chemical elements of the reaction of condensed topic to surprise comression: equations of nation, molecular-dynamic research, deformation of fabrics, spectroscopic tools. extra chapters specialise in a specific staff of fabrics: ceramics. one other bankruptcy discusses shock-induced response of condensed-phase explosives. And a last pair of chapters considers surprise phenomena at low stresses from the perspective of continuum mechanics.