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TitleShock Focusing Phenomena [electronic resource] : High Energy Density Phenomena and Dynamics of Converging Shocks / by Nicholas Apazidis, Veronica Eliasson
ImprintCham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Springer, 2019
Edition 1st ed. 2019
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Descript XII, 158 p. 153 illus. online resource


One of the main reasons for continuing interest in shock focusing is its ability to concentrate energy in a small volume and produce extreme temperatures and pressures in fluids in a controlled laboratory environment. The phenomenon of shock wave focusing leading to extreme conditions in fluids during micro- and nanosecond time intervals is a spectacular example of mechanics at small length and time scales revealing the major properties of shock dynamics including high-temperature gas phenomena. Production of high-energy concentrations in gases and fluids with star-like temperatures and extreme pressures by means of a stable imploding shock is of great interest not only in its own right but also because of the connection to a multitude of phenomena in nature, technology and medicine


Introduction -- Shock Focusing vs Explosions -- On stability of converging shocks -- Shock Focusing in Nature (for example collapse of supernovae and pistol shrimp) -- “Man-made” shock focusing -- Challenges -- Experimental approach overview -- Gases -- Liquids -- Solids -- Applications -- Summary and outlook

Engineering Chemical engineering Hydraulic engineering Engineering Thermodynamics Heat and Mass Transfer. Fluid- and Aerodynamics. Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering. Engineering Fluid Dynamics.


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