This mograph discusses in detail the compacting conditions and the resultant structure and properties of metals, composites and ceramics. It covers the basic aspects of science and techlogy of explosive compaction. Comprise chapters on Shock Waves in Matter, Techlogy of Explosive Compaction, Explosive Compaction of Metallic Powders, Explosive Compaction of Composites, Explosive Compaction of Ceramic and Super-Hard Materials, Industrial Applications and Directions for future Research including Shock Synthesis of New Materials. The coverage is extensive and the style is simple. A number of figures and micrographs enrich the presentation further. This mograph is well structured to be a textbook to students of engineering in colleges and universities and to engineers interested in using this techlogy.
K. Hokamoto, K. Siva Kumar, Rolf Prummer, T.Balakrishna Bhat