Numerical investigation of the propagation of planar shock waves in saturated flexible porous materials: development of the computer code and comparison with experimental results Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The three-dimensional governing equations of the flow field that is developed when an elasto-plastic exible porous medium, capable of undergoing extremely large deformations, is struck head-on by a shock wave, are developed using a multi-phase approach. The one-dimensional version of these equations is solved numerically using an arbitrary Lagrangian–Eulerian (ALE) based numerical code. The numerical predictions are compared qualitatively to experimental results from various sources and good agreement is obtained. This study complements our earlier study in which we developed and solved, using a total variation diminishing (TVD) based numerical code, the governing equations of the flow field that is developed when an elastic rigid porous medium, capable of undergoing only very small deformations, is struck head-on by a shock wave.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002