This monograph discusses in detail the compacting conditions and the resultant structure and properties of metals, composites and ceramics. It covers the basic aspects of science and technology of explosive compaction. Comprise chapters on Shock Waves in Matter, Technology of Explosive Compaction, Explosive Compaction of Metallic Powders, Explosive Compaction of Composites, Explosive Compaction of Ceramic and Super-Hard Materials, Industrial Applications and Directions for future Research including Shock Synthesis of New Materials. The coverage is extensive and the style is simple. A number of figures and micrographs enrich the presentation further. This monograph is well structured to be a textbook to students of engineering in colleges and universities and to engineers interested in using this technology.
Introduction�Shock Waves in Matter: The Equation of the State of Shocked Matter; The Equation of State of Shocked Porous Matter; Response of Solids to Shock Waves; Quantitative Characterization of Explosives for Generation of Shock Waves; References�Technology of Explosive Compaction: The Explosive Compaction Process; Importance of the Shock Front; Optimization of Parameters for Explosive Compaction; Computer Simulation of Explosive Compaction: Study of Parameters; References�Explosive Compaction of Metallic Powders: Introduction; Methods of Explosive Compaction; Mechanisms of Consolidation; Bonding During Explosive Compaction; Nature of Compacts Produced by Explosive Compaction; Microstructures of Explosively Compacted Materials; Defect Structure and Substructure in Explosively Consolidated Materials; Mechanical Properties of Explosively Compacted Materials; Explosive Compaction of Selected Metals and Alloys; Explosive Compaction of Nanocrystalline Materials; Explosive Compaction of Metallic Glasses; Results with Hot Explosive Pressing; References�Explosive Compaction of Composites: Effect of Impact Energy on Density; Effect of Ratio of Explosive Mass (me) to Powder Mass (mp) on Density; Mechanical Working of Explosively Compacted Composites; Ageing Behaviour of Explosively Compacted and Rolled Composites; Mechanical Properties of Explosively Compacted and Hot-Rolled Composites; Fibre-Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites; References�Explosive Compaction of Ceramic and Super-Hard Materials: Introduction; Explosive Compaction at Room-Temperature; Hot Explosive Compaction; Explosive Compaction of Diamond Powders; Optimum Conditions for Explosive Compaction; References�Industrial Applications and Opportunities for Research: Introduction; Industrial Applications of Explosive Compaction; Industrial Applications of Shock Synthesis; Main Problems Related to Semi-Finished Products; Opportunities for Research; Concluding Remarks; References�Review Aid�Problems