J. Cirne, R. Dormeval, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 134 (2006) 237-241
Shock waves and the heterogeneity of materialsJ.L. Dequiedt
CEA/DIF, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France
Published online: 26 July 2006
In a shock front, the evolution of thermomechanical state variables, although being continuous, occurs with a characteristic length smaller than the size of an elementary relevant volume (E.R.V.) of the material. So, the problem should be solved at this mesoscopic scale; nonetheless, we show that it is possible to derive jump relations on mean values at the macroscopic scale so long as the local problem satisfies some properties of “homogeneisability”.
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