This booklet is the second one of numerous volumes on solids within the surprise Wave technological know-how and know-how Reference Library. those volumes are essentially eager about high-pressure surprise waves in stable media, together with detonation and high-velocity impression and penetration occasions. Of the 4 large chapters during this quantity, the 1st describe the reactive habit of condensed part explosives, - Condensed-Phase Explosives: surprise Initiation and Detonation Phenomena (SA Sheffield and R Engelke) - First ideas Molecular Simulations of lively fabrics at High-Pressures (F Zhang, S Alavi, and TK Woo), and the rest speak about the inert, mechanical reaction of stable fabrics. - mixed Compression and Shear aircraft Waves (ZP Tand and JB Aidun), and - Dynamic Fragmentation of Solids (D Grady). All chapters are every one self-contained, and will be learn independently of one another. they give a well timed reference, for rookies in addition to expert scientists and engineers, at the foundations of detonation phenomena, excessive pressure expense reaction habit, and at the burgeoning advancements in addition to hard unsolved difficulties.