A description of computer programs for simulating phenomena in hydrodynamics, gas dynamics, and elastic plastic flow in one, two, and three dimensions. The text covers Maxwell's equations, and thermal and radiation diffusion, while the numerical procedures described permit the exact conservation of physical properties in the solutions of the fundamental laws of mechanics. The author also treats materials, including the use of simulation programs to predict material behavior.
Table of Contents1. Elements of Fluid Mechanics.- 2. Numerical Techniques.- 3. Modeling the Behavior of Materials.- 4. Two-Dimensional ElasticPlastic Flow.- 5. Sliding Interfaces in Two Dimensions.- 6. ElasticPlastic Flow in Three Space Dimensions.- 7. Sliding Surfaces in Three Dimensions.- 8. Magnetohydrodynamics of HEMP.- Appendices.- A. Effect of a Second Shock on the Principal Hugoniot.- B. Finite Difference Program for One Space Dimension and Time.- B.1 Fundamental Equations.- B.2 Finite Difference Equations.- B.3 Boundary Conditions.- B.4 Opening and Closing Voids.- C. A Method for Determining the Plastic Work Hardening Function.- C.1 Application to 6061-T6 Aluminum.- D. Detonation of a High Explosive for a ?-Law Equation of State.- E. Magnetic Flux Calculation.- F. Thermal Diffusion Calculation.- References.