Handbook of Shock Waves, Three Volume Set

Handbook of Shock Waves, Three Volume Set

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2102 pages
  • 178 x 248 x 140mm | 3,519.92g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0120864304
  • 9780120864300

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
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Review quote

"Reflecting 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
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About Gabi Ben-Dor

Gabi Ben-Dor is known as one of the founders of the field of shock waves.
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