Scientific Program


Bulletin of the American Physical Society (BAPS)

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General Information

The 17th GSCCM conference will include oral as well as a poster presentations.

Presentations have been arrange in following planned technical sessions:

BL: Ballistics Studies
BG: Biological / Nanomaterials
CP: Composites and Polymers
DC: Detonations & Shock-Induced Chemistry
ED: Experimental Developments:
  (i) Diagnostics - PDV
  (ii) Loading techniques e.g. ICE
  - Special Session on Lateral Gauge Measurements
EM: Energetic Materials
ES: Equation of State
GS: Geophysics & Planetary Science
HD: High Energy Density Physics/ Warm Dense Matter
ID: Inelastic Deformation, Fracture, & Spall
  - Special Session on High-Pressure Strength
MD: First-Principles & Molecular Dynamics Calcs.
MS: Materials Science
PC: Physics & Chemistry at High Pressure static and low rate studies
PM: Particulate / Porous Materials
PT: Phase Transitions
SO: Spectroscopy & Optical Studies
Tu: Special Session on Post-Shock Turbulence

Special Programs

This year's program features a Special Session and two Focus Sessions:

Special Session on Post Shock Turbulence, Meso and Macro Scales

The objective of the focused session on "Post Shock Turbulence, Meso and Macro Scales" is to encourage partnership between the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) community and the usual SCCM community and to bring together those doing in-silico modeling with those doing in-lab experiments required to validate models and simulations. Traditionally particle turbulence has been a part of the CFD community. However, as modeling and simulations are improved to include robust chemical reactions and real-time particle tracking, it is now becoming necessary for the condensed matter community to partner with the fluid dynamics community and bridge from post-shock reactions at the meso-scale to mixing at the macro scale to fluid dynamics at continuum scales. Further, the development of more robust models and accurate simulations require experimental validation; involving shock physics, high pressure and temperature analytical techniques, and time-resolved measurements. Therefore, this focused session invites a wide range of participants interested in any of the above described specializations.

Session Organizer: Su Peiris, DTRA

Focus Session on Material Strength at High Pressure

There has been a long-standing interest in the mechanical properties, and specifically the strength of materials, at ultra-high pressures. Traditional methods have included quasi-static compression and Hopkinson bars at low to intermediate loading rates and low stresses. Higher stresses and strain rates have employed shock loading techniques to induce the high loading stresses, temperatures and rates, and more recently ramp loading methods to induce high stresses, but lower temperatures and loading rates. Diamond Anvil Cells are also beginning to provide data on material strength at high pressure. In conjunction with development of experimental configurations, a variety of diagnostics have been developed for assessing material strength at high pressures, although the various diagnostics have not been critically compared to evaluate the accuracies of each. This session will focus on the experimental and theoretical approaches and diagnostics being developed to assess high pressure material strength and comparison of the various methods where possible. Potential speakers and topics include:

Session Organizer: Jim Asay, SNL

Conference Proceedings

As has been done previously, conference proceedings will be published by the American Institute of Physics. Registrants will recieve a copy of the proceedings shortly after the conference. These proceedings are included in a number of online databases. For the 2011 conference, all papers in the proceedings will be made open access so that conference papers will be available for free to all on the AIP website.

Plenary Speakers

James N. Johnsoni James N. Johnson
2011 George E. Duvall Shock Compression Science Award Recipient
Los Alamos National Laboratory (retired)


The Role of the Gibbs Function in Solid-Solid Phase Transformations Under Nonhydrostatic Stress Conditions

Rusty Gray George T. (Rusty) Gray III; Ph.D.
Fellow - Los Alamos National Laboratory
Fellow - American Physical Society
Fellow - ASM International
Los Alamos National Laboratory
MS G755; TA-3; Bldg. 1698; DP01U
Los Alamos, NM 87545

Marcus Knudson Marcus Knudson
Dynamic Material Properties Group
Sandia National Laboratories
Org 01646 MS 1195
Albuquerque, NM 87185

Sarah Stewart Sarah T. Stewart-Mukhopadhyay
John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Natural Sciences
Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Harvard University

Fan Zhang Fan Zhang, Dr. rer. nat.
Head, Advanced Energetics Group
Defence R&D Canada - Suffield
PO Box 4000 Stn Main
Medicine Hat, Alberta T1A 8K6, Canada
Professor (Adjunct) of Mechanical Engineering
University of Waterloo


Metalized Heterogeneous Detonation and Dense Reactive Particle Flow

Invited Speakers





Athanasios Arsenlis

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

The development and application of multi-scale materials modeling methods for the prediction of dynamic strength

Alessandra Benuzzi Mounaix

Ecole Polytechnique

Probing Warm Dense Matter electronic structure using X-ray absorption Near Edge Spectroscopy (XANES)

Rebecca M. Brannon

University of Utah

Verification and Validation of computational models for shaped charge jet completion of well bores in fluid saturated sandstone

John H. Carpenter

Sandia National Laboratories

A New Wide-Range Equation of State for Xenon

Jun Chen

Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics, Beijing

The multi-scale numerical simulation study on the dynamic behaviors of PBX explosive

Lalit Chhabildas

Air Force Research Laboratory

Dynamic Strength of Materials

John Clayton

U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Mesoscale modeling of dynamic compressibility, shear strength, and fracture of ceramic polycrystals

Dana Dattelbaum

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Shock-induced chemistry in simple organic molecules

Darcie Dennis-Koller

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Controlled Shock Loading Conditions for Microstructural Correlation of Dynamic Damage Behavior

William Evans

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Static High Pressure Studies Under Non-Hydrostatic/Non-Equilibrium Conditions

Mario Fajardo

Air Force Research Laboratory

Benchtop Energetics Progress

Vladimir Fortov

Russian Academy of Sciences

Hydrogen Strongly Coupled Plasma at Megabar Pressures

Michael Furlaneto

Los Alamos National Laboratory

The ORTEGA experiment: A study of damage with radiography and velocimetry

Frank Graziani

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Molecular Dynamics of Hot Dense Plasmas: New Horizons

Paulius Grivickas

Washington State University

Dynamic compression of semiconductors: deformation potentials to new phenomena

Caroline Handley

Atomic Weapons Establishment

Implications of the Crest Reactive-Burn Model

John Harrigan

University of Aberdeen

On split Hopkinson pressure bar testing of rubbers

Joe Hooper

Naval Surface Warfare Center - Indian Head

Early-time thermal events behind a shock front and their relation to explosive initiation

Gennady I. Kanel

Joint Institute for High Temperatures

Rate and temperature effects on the flow stress and tensile strength of metals

Mukul Kumar

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Post-mortem Microstructural Observations of Spall Processes

Adrian Lew

Stanford University

Toward Long-Time Simulation of Ballistic Gel Penetration

S.N. Luo

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Spallation in metallic systems: Effects of microstructure, and loading pulse shape, rate and orientation

Ryan McBride

Sandia National Laboratories

Radiography of magnetically-driven implosions of initially solid beryllium cylindrical shells for equation-of-state studies at the Z pulsed-power facility

Shawn McGrane

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Shocked reactions: the first half nanosecond

James M. McNaney

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Time resolved small angle x-ray scattering measurements in foams and metals loaded in high rate compression

Sebastien Merkel

UniversitÂŽ Lille

Plasticity under pressure: static experiments and models

Vitali Nesterenko

University of California San Diego

Dynamic behavior of particulate/porous energetic materials

Evan Reed

Stanford University

Picosecond timescale detonation of hydrogen azide (HN3)

William Reinhart

Sandia National Laboratories

Flow Strength of Shocked Aluminum in the Solid-Liquid Mixed Phase Region

Betsy Rice

U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Multiscale Modeling of Energetic Materials: Easy to Say, Harder to Do

Gilles Roy

Commissariat a lÕEnergie Atomique

Phase transition effects on dynamic behavior of metals: recent experimental developments and constitutive modeling efforts

Vladimir Skripnyak

Tomsk State University

Mechanical Behavior of Nanostructured and Ultrafine Grained Materials under Shock Wave Loadings. Experimental Data and Results of Computer Simulation.

Dylan Spaulding

University of California Berkeley

Exploring Extra-Solar Planetary Interiors: New Chemistry at Extreme Conditions

Damian Swift

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Neutron resonance spectrometry for temperature measurement during dynamic loading

Joshua Wittenberg

Stanford University

Colloidal Nanocrystals: A Model System for the Study of Phase Transformations Since 1950

Eugene Zaretsky

Ben Gurion University

High-temperature phase transformations. The properties of the phases and their equilibrium under shock loading.

Vasily Zhakhovsky

University of South Florida

Steady two-zone elastic-plastic shock waves in solids

Min Zhou

Georgia Institute of Technology

A Lagrangian Framework for Analyzing the Fracture and Heating of PBXs under Impact Loading