Dynamic Compaction of Powders

  • Rolf Prümmer
Part of the Materials Science Research book series (MSR, volume 17)


The destructive application of explosives unfortunately is well known, although the peaceful application for instance in mining, quarrying and excavating is several centuries old. The constructive application of explosives has been developed in the last decades. Nowadays explosive forming, welding and cutting are in common use and the most unique method is explosive compaction. This method profits from the direct application of high detonation pressures developed by explosives and ranging up to about 300 kbars. High densities of the compact up to 100% of the theoretical density with considerable green strength are attainable.


Shock Wave Metallic Glass Boron Carbide Detonation Velocity Shock Wave Front 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rolf Prümmer
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  1. 1.Fraunhofer-Institut fur WerkstoffmechanikFreiburgWest-Germany

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