Propagation of solitary compression waves in heterogeneous materials under high-speed loading

S. G. Psakh'e, D. Yu Saraev, K. P. Zol'nikov

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    Based on the method of molecular dynamics, we investigated the special features of the passage of soliton-like waves, initiated by high-speed loading, through regions with a low atomic density. It is shown that the shape of these waves is mainly determined by the structure of a material region in which they propagate. The decrease in the amplitude of solitary waves is shown to be determined by the defect concentration. This effect is of interest from the viewpoint of developing the methods of monitoring the microdamage build-up in materials.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)364-365
    Number of pages2
    JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - May 1998


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Chemical Engineering(all)
    • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
    • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
    • Fuel Technology
    • Engineering (miscellaneous)
    • Materials Science(all)

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