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Isentropic Compression-Release Experiments

The objective of this Industrial CASE PhD project is to improve the analysis of isentropic compression experiments by including the contribution due to shear strength. The incorporation of temperature into the internal energy of the material will be investigated, with consequent coupling of the conservation equations for mass, momentum and energy. The aim is to develop accurate equations of state in order to simulate the dynamic response of materials to high-pressure, high-strain-rate deformation.

 

Project staff and support
Nicholas Featherstone (Postgraduate Associate, University of Oxford)
John Ockendon (Academic supervisor, University of Oxford)
C Robinson (Industrial supervisor, AWE)
David Allwright (Technology Translator, Industrial Mathematics KTN)

This project is being carried out at the University of Oxford, in conjunction with AWE. It is supported by an EPSRC industrial CASE award, made available through the Knowledge Transfer Network for Industrial Mathematics. Start date: October 2010; duration: 3.5 years.

 

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