Detonation Hugoniots from molecular dynamics simulations

D. R. Swanson, J. W. Mintmire, D. H. Robertson, C. T. White

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We present a method to calculate a detonation Hugoniot directly from piston-driven molecular dynamics simulations without determination of the equation of state. A model system that exhibits a chemically sustained detonation is investigated. The front velocity derived from the detonation Hugoniot is in excellent agreement with that obtained directly from an unsupported molecular dynamics simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1871-1881
Number of pages11
JournalChemical Physics Reports
Issue number10-11
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Chemistry(all)

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Swanson, D. R., Mintmire, J. W., Robertson, D. H., & White, C. T. (2000). Detonation Hugoniots from molecular dynamics simulations. Chemical Physics Reports, 18(10-11), 1871-1881.