One of a series presenting English-language abstracts and summaries of Soviet scientific and technological publications pertaining to the effects of strong explosions, particularly nuclear explosions, and their simulation under laboratory and field conditions. This covers our most recent knowledge of Soviet research in this field, which involves a very broad range of phenomena and parameters, such as high temperatures and pressures; electromagnetic energy densities; interaction of energy with materials; shock waves in gases, liquids and solids; and, in general, events occurring under conditions of a high degree of mechanical, thermal, and radiation stress. The material abstracted was selected by RAND. The abstracts were prepared by Informatics, Inc. (Washington, D.C.) and vary in length depending on the pertinence and significance of the original papers. They have been arranged under fairly general subject headings, which vary slightly from volume to volume according to the preponderance of subjects in each case. A key to journal abbreviations gives the transliterated Russian names, with English translations. 135 pp.
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