Monday, July 10

MS5
Computational Methods in High Explosive Modeling

10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Room: Rio Mar 2

Progress in understanding detonation wave propagation in high explosives involves theory, computation, and experiment. The speakers in this minisymposium will discuss all three in the context of modeling unsteady propagation by means of level-set techniques. These techniques provide a description of the detonation front without having to model the details of the chemistry in the combustion process thus limiting the complexity and computational effort involved in obtaining an accurate simulation. The speakers will describe the history, development, implementation, and validation of the "detonation shock dynamics" (DSD) model.

Organizer: Rudolph J. Henninger
Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
10:30-10:55 The Detonation Shock Dynamics Method
John B. Bdzil, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
11:00-11:25 Detonation Shock Dynamics for State-sensitive Reaction Rates     
Mark Short, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
11:30-11:55 Level Set Methods for Modeling High Explosives
Tariq D. Aslam, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
12:00-12:25 Implementation and Testing of the Detonation Shock Dynamics Model in a Hydrocode
Rudolph J. Henninger, Organizer

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