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Title: Shock effects on frozen materials : exploding wire experiments
Authors: Smith, James LeRoy, 1921-1980
Keywords: Exploding wires
Frozen soils
Frozen ground
Shock waves
Blast effects
Wave propagation
Soil mechanics
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Research report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 287.
Description: Research Report
Abstract: Hugoniot curves were generated from simultaneous measurements of shock and free-surface velocities, obtained from samples of frozen Fairbanks (Fox) silt, using the exploding wire technique. The abrupt change in slope of the 𝖴𝗌-𝖴𝗉 Hugoniot is indicative of a phase change. The shape of the 𝖯-𝖵 Hugoniot suggests that the transformation begins immediately but does not go to completion. This means that, although the pressure lies slightly above the Rayleigh line through the mixed phase region, the slope does not increase as rapidly as it would if the material had stayed in the initial phase.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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