Handbook of Shock Waves, Three Volume Set

Other | October 18, 2000

byGabi Ben-Dor, Gabi Ben-dor, Ozer Igra...EditorOzer Igra

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The Handbook of Shock Waves contains a comprehensive, structured coverage of research topics related to shock wave phenomena including shock waves in gases, liquids, solids, and space.
Shock waves represent an extremely important physical phenomena which appears to be of special practical importance in three major fields: compressible flow (aerodynamics), materials science, and astrophysics. Shock waves comprise a phenomenon that occurs when pressure builds to force a reaction, i.e. sonic boom that occurs when a jet breaks the speed of sound.

This Handbook contains experimental, theoretical, and numerical results which never before appeared under one cover; the first handbook of its kind.

The Handbook of Shock Waves is intended for researchers and engineers active in shock wave related fields. Additionally, R&D establishments, applied science & research laboratories and scientific and engineering libraries both in universities and government institutions. As well as, undergraduate and graduate students in fluid mechanics, gas dynamics, and physics.


Key Features
* Ben-Dor is known as one of the founders of the field of shock waves
* Covers a broad spectrum of shock wave research topics
* Provides a comprehensive description of various shock wave related subjects
* First handbook ever to include under one separate cover: experimental, theoretical, and numerical results

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The Handbook of Shock Waves contains a comprehensive, structured coverage of research topics related to shock wave phenomena including shock waves in gases, liquids, solids, and space. Shock waves represent an extremely important physical phenomena which appears to be of special practical importance in three major fields: compressible ...

Format:OtherDimensions:2102 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:October 18, 2000Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080533728

ISBN - 13:9780080533728

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Table of Contents

VOLUME 1: Theoretical, Experimental and Numerical Techniques
History of Shock Waves
General Laws for Propagation of Shock Waves Through Matter
Theory of Shock Waves
Shock Tubes and Tunnels: Facilities, Instrumentation Techniques
Measurement Techniques and Diagnostics
Numerical Methods

VOLUME 2: Shock Wave Interactions and Propagation
One-Dimensional Interactions
Two-Dimensional Interactions
Axi-Symmetric Shock Wave Reflections
The Propagation of Shock Waves in Channels
Application of Shock Waves in Medicine
Spherical Shock Waves
Shock Induced Instabilities of Interfaces
Shock Wave Propagation in Multi-Phase Media

VOLUME 3: Chemical Reactions in Shock Waves and Detonations
Chemical and Combustion Kinetics
Combustion, Detonation and Deflagration