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Dynamic Thermo-mechanical Phenomena Induced In Isotropic Cylinders Impacted By High Energy Particle Beams

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU040041

Volume

73

Pages

11

Published

2004

Size

526 kb

Author(s)

A. Bertarelli & T. Kurtyka

Abstract

High energy beams of elementary particles play a key role in laboratories working in fundamental research on particle physics. For several reasons (beam dump, secondary particle production etc.), these beams may be driven against solid structures. During such interactions, dynamic phenomena, very similar to those taking place after a mechanical impact, might occur in the hit solids. The studies of such dynamic thermo-mechanical problems are usually made via numerical methods. However, an analytical approach is also needed to provide reference solutions for the numerical results. In this paper a general introduction to these thermo-mechanical phenomena is first presented, followed by an example of the analytical solution for a graphite rod used as a beam target to produce secondary particles. T

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