This book contains the proceedings of EXPLOMET™ 2000, International Conference on Fundamental Issues and Applications of Shock-Wave and High-Strain-Rate Phenomena, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2000; the fifth in the EXPLOMET™ quinquennial series which began in Albuquerque in 1980.
The book is divided into five major sections with a total of 85 chapters. Section I deals with materials issues in shock and high strain rates while Section II covers shock consolidation, reactions, and synthesis. Materials aspects of ballistic and hypervelocity impact are covered in Section III followed by modeling and simulation in Section IV and a range of novel applications of shock and high-strain-rate phenomena in Section V.
Like previous conference volumes published in 1980, 1985, and 1995, the current volume includes contributions from fourteen countries outside the United States. As a consequence, it is hoped that this book will serve as a global summary of current issues involving shock and high-strain-rate phenomena as well as a general reference and teaching componant for specializd curricula dealing with these features in a contemporary way.
Over the past twenty years, the EXPLOMET™ Conferences have created a family of participants who not only converse every five years but who have developed long-standing interactions and professional relationships which continue to stimulate new concepts and applications particularly rooted in basic materials behavior.


For researchers in the field of shock and high-strain-rate phenomena. This book should also serve as a general reference work for those teaching in these fields.

Table of Contents

Foreword: John S. Rinehart Awards: 2000. Our careers in dynamic material failure (D.A. Shockey, D.R. Curran). Preface. Materials Issues in Shock and High Strain Rates. Elastic-plastic impact (some persistent misperceptions) (J.J. Gilman). Dynamic material behavior under biaxial loading (L.W. Meyer, F. Hahn). A systematic study of the role of stacking fault energy (SFE) on shock-hardening in Cu and Cu-Al alloys (A. Rohatgi et al.). High strain-rate behavior of two Ti-6Al-4V alloys with different microstructures (T. Weerasooriya et al.). Experimental study of structural magnesium alloys with high absorption energy under dynamic loading (T. Mukai et al.). High strain rate behavior of explosives containing polymeric binders (V.S. Joshi, R.J. Lee). Dynamic behavior of high polymers with focus on macrolon (C.Y. Chiem et al.). Study on the formation of horizontal cracks in saturated sand (Che-Min Cheng et al.). Dynamic mechanical properties of microstructurally biased two-phase TiB2+Al203 ceramics (G. Kennedy et al.). Spall strengths of silicon carbides under shock loading (D.P. Dandekar, P.T. Bartkowski). Shear testing of Ti-6Al-4V alloy at high strain rates, up to 6*10E4 l/s (J.R. Klepaczko). Evolution of microstructure and strength during high-strain, high-strain-rate deformation of tantalum and tantalum -based alloys (F.D.S. Marquis). Fracture model for spalling of hard metallic materials based on the mesocale approach (P. Chevrier, J.R. Klepaczko). Effect of temperature and high strain rates on deformation induced phase transformation of Fe-Mn-Si-Al alloys (L.W. Meyer et al.). Dislocation aspects of shock-wave and high-strain-rate phenomena (R.W. Armstrong, F.J. Zerilli). Dynamic ductile evolution and tensile fracture: new experimental insights for models evolution (A.K. Zurek). Experimental a


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About the authors

K.P. Staudhammer

Affiliations and Expertise

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, USA

L.E. Murr

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX, USA

M.A. Meyers

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University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA