Molecular dynamics simulations of the Richtmyer-Meshkov instability in shock loaded solids

S. V. Zybin, V. V. Zhakhovskii, E. M. Bringa, S. I. Abarzhi, B. Remington

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For the first time, molecular dynamics simulations (MD) are applied to study the evolution of shock-driven Richtmyer-Meslikov instability of the perturbations at a solid surface and at the interface separating two solids of different densities. We study the dependence of the instability evolution on the strength and orientation of the shock, and analyze the structure of the material in a vicinity of the interface perturbations (i.e. the spikes and bubbles).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSHOCK COMPRESSION OF CONDENSED MATTER - 2005: Proceedings of the Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter
EditorsMD Furnish, M Elert, TP Russell, CT White
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0-7354-0341-4
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventConference of the American-Physical-Society-Topical-Group-on-Shock-Compression-of-Condensed-Matter - Baltimore, Moldova, Republic of
Duration: 31 Jul 20055 Aug 2005

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics
ISSN (Print)0094-243X


ConferenceConference of the American-Physical-Society-Topical-Group-on-Shock-Compression-of-Condensed-Matter
Country/TerritoryMoldova, Republic of


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