J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr9-15-Pr9-20
Computational modeling and wave propagation in media with inelastic deforming microstructureD.E. Grady1, N.A. Winfree1, G.I. Kerley2, L.T. Wilson3 and L.D. Kuhns3
1 Applied Research Associates, 4300 San Mateo Blvd., NE, Suite A-220, Albuquerque, NM 87110, U.S.A.
2 Kerley Publishing Services, P.O. Box 13835, Albuquerque, NM 87110, U.S.A.
3 Naval Surface Warfare Center, Code G 22, Dahlgren, VA 22448-5000, U.S.A.
A phenomenological continuum model for computational use has been developed to describe large amplitude transient wave propagation in heterogeneous multi-component materials. A key feature of the model is a physics-based treatment of the continuum response of microstructural components with markedly dissimilar elasticity and strength properties. A fundamental premise of the modeling effort is reliance solely on widely available dynamic material property data including Hugoniot equation-of-state and Hopkinson pressure bar strength data through either direct application or physically plausible theories. Average nonlinear iso-pressure and iso-strain solutions provide bounding responses of the multi-component material. Compressive deformation under pressure and concomitant dissipation is treated through methods of irreversible phase transformation. The model has been incorporated into a multidimensional Eulerian finite-difference shock physics code and used to examine the response of selected materials to dynamic loads.
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