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Europhys. Lett.
Volume 76, Number 5, December 2006
Page(s) 849 - 855
Section Condensed matter: structural, mechanical and thermal properties
Published online 08 November 2006
Europhys. Lett., 76 (5), pp. 849-855 (2006)
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i2006-10350-y

A reduced model for shock and detonation waves. I. The inert case

G. Stoltz

CERMICS, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées (ParisTech) - 6 & 8 Av. Pascal 77455 Champs-sur-Marne, France and CEA/DAM Ile-de-France - BP 12, 91680 Bruyères-le-Châtel, France

received 15 June 2006; accepted in final form 2 October 2006
published online 8 November 2006

We present a model of mesoparticles, very much in the Dissipative Particle Dynamics spirit, in which a molecule is replaced by a particle with an internal thermodynamic degree of freedom (temperature or energy). The model is shown to give quantitavely accurate results for the simulation of shock waves in a crystalline polymer, and opens the way to a reduced model of detonation waves.

62.50.+p - High-pressure and shock wave effects in solids and liquids.
05.10.-a - Computational methods in statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics.
05.70.Ln - Nonequilibrium and irreversible thermodynamics.

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