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Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability in Shock Loaded Solids

Zybin, S. V. and Zhakhovskii, V. V. and Bringa, E. M. and Abarzhi, S. I. and Remington, B. (2006) Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Richtmyer-Meshkov Instability in Shock Loaded Solids. In: Shock compression of condensed matter--2005 : proceedings of the Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter held at Baltimore, MD 31 July-5 August, 2005. AIP Conference Proceedings. No.845. American Institute of Physics , Melville, NY, pp. 437-441. ISBN 0-7354-0341-4.

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For the first time, molecular dynamics simulations (MD) are applied to study the evolution of shock-driven Richtmyer-Meshkov 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).

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Additional Information:© 2006 American Institute of Physics. SVZ is supported by DOE ASC, ONR and ARO MURI. Work at LLNL was performed under the auspices of the U.S. Department of Energy by University of California, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory under contract of No. W-7405-Eng-48, LDRD 04-ERD-021. SIA is supported by NRL and by DOE ASC, contract #B523820.
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Department of Energy (DOE)W-7405-ENG-48
Office of Naval Research (ONR)UNSPECIFIED
Army Research Office (ARO)UNSPECIFIED
Naval Research LaboratoryUNSPECIFIED
Department of Energy (DOE)B523820
Subject Keywords:molecular dynamics method; shock wave effects; solids; interface structure
Series Name:AIP Conference Proceedings
Issue or Number:845
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