Handbook of Shock Waves, Three Volume Set book cover

Handbook of Shock Waves, Three Volume Set

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.

Audience
Researchers and engineers active in shock wave realted fields; R&D establishments, applied science & research laboratories and scientific and engineering libraries both in universities and government institutions; undergraduate and graduate students in fluid mechanics, gas dynamics and physics.

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Published: October 2000

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-086430-0

Reviews

  • lecting the wide range of shock waves, the authors of the various chapters are a truly international group, from China, Japan, Israel, eastern and western Europe, North America, and Australia. They are all authorities on the topics they treat, and their articles are well written. There is no collective index for the set, but each volume has a separate, reasonably adequate index. There would obviously be significant interest in this handbook for researchers in aerodynamics, detonations, blast dynamics, any area of work using shock tubes, and so forth. Given the many fields to which shock waves are applicable, this set would in fact be useful to research libraries in a wide range of science and technology."
    --ROBERT MICHAELSON, Science and Engineering Librarian, Northwestern University Science and Engineering Library


    "...reinforces the amazing breadth and depth to be found in the study and application of shock waves...contains precious jewels...valuable in providing a comprehensive summary of the state of the art...an excellent summary of the techniques and results of the topics covered."
    --AIAA JOURNAL, Vol. 39, No. 8

Contents

  • VOLUME 1: Theoretical, Experimental and Numerical TechniquesHistory of Shock WavesGeneral Laws for Propagation of Shock Waves Through MatterTheory of Shock WavesShock Tubes and Tunnels: Facilities, Instrumentation TechniquesMeasurement Techniques and DiagnosticsNumerical MethodsVOLUME 2: Shock Wave Interactions and PropagationOne-Dimensional InteractionsTwo-Dimensional InteractionsAxi-Symmetric Shock Wave ReflectionsThe Propagation of Shock Waves in ChannelsApplication of Shock Waves in MedicineSpherical Shock WavesShock Induced Instabilities of InterfacesShock Wave Propagation in Multi-Phase MediaVOLUME 3: Chemical Reactions in Shock Waves and DetonationsChemical and Combustion KineticsCombustion, Detonation and Deflagration

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