Skip to main content

Introduction to Hydrocodes

  • 1st Edition, Volume 49 - January 20, 2004
  • Author: Jonas Zukas
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 4 4 3 4 8 - 5
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 0 8 - 0 5 3 5 0 1 - 2

A hydrocode refers to a computer program used for the study of the dynamic response of materials and structures to impulse (primary blast), impact (involving everything from car an… Read more

Introduction to Hydrocodes

Purchase options

Limited Offer

Save 50% on book bundles

Immediately download your ebook while waiting for your print delivery. No promo code is needed.

Book bundle cover eBook and print

Institutional subscription on ScienceDirect

Request a sales quote

A hydrocode refers to a computer program used for the study of the dynamic response of materials and structures to impulse (primary blast), impact (involving everything from car and aircraft collisions to impacts of space structures by assorted debris).

The understanding of hydrocodes requires knowledge of numerical methods in the code as well as a keen understanding of the physics of the problem being addressed. This can take many years to learn via codes. There are currently a number of titles addressing the physics of high pressure and high rate material but nothing introducing the novice to the fundamentals of this highly technical and complicated study. Introduction to Hydrocodes bridges the gap, bringing together the large body of literature, scattered through diverse journals, government and corporate reports and conference proceedings. As valuable as the text are the cited references and the combination will take years off the preparation time of future code users.