KB is a comprehensive educational package of computer codes and reference documents for modeling model materials at high temperature and pressure. The Windows programs, available at no charge to educators and academic researchers, may be used in computer laboratories or distributed to students. The package is of particular interest to physicists, mechanical engineers and civil engineers. It provides students with a hands-on introduction to the hydrodynamic equations, the equation of state and concepts like the Hugoniot curve. The instruction manual includes an array of benchmark tests to illustrate accuracy issues in numerical modeling.
The KB package has the following components:
- Equation-of-state data for a wide variety of materials over a density range to 1000 times normal density and temperature range to 100 million °K.
- 130-page instruction manual that reviews essential shock and detonation physics.
- Interactive utility to calculate and to plot Hugoniot curves and other hydrodynamic quantities from EOS data.
- 1D hydrodynamic simulation code with graphical postprocessor for planar, cylindrical and spherical geometries.
- 2D code suite for simulations of shocks and detonations.
- Ready to run benchmark and application examples.
The 2D suite is the centerpiece of the KB package. It employs a unique finite-element approach on a deformable mesh that provides automatic zone refinement. The program handles both planar and cylindrical geometries. The user has complete flexbility to specify geometry, material types and initial conditions. The self-contained package includes graphical postprocessors for spatial and temporal data as well as an educational version of the Field Precision Mesh program. This utility, which creates conformal meshes to describe the initial state, features a built-in CAD editor and the option for importing DXF files.
For more information ...
KB instruction manual
Mesh instruction manual
Software tips blog - numerical techniques and class materials.
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Organizations that use KB ...|
Berufsakademie Glauchau (Glauchau, Germany) |
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (Mumbai, India) |
Brandenburg University of Applied Science (Brandenburg, Germany) |
California State University Long Beach (Long Beach CA, U.S.A.) |
Colorado School of Mines (Golden CO, U.S.A.) |
Diponegoro University (Semarang, Indonesia) |
FBI Explosives Unit (Washington DC, U.S.A.) |
FH Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences (Brandenburg upon Havel, Garmany) |
Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH (Juelich, Germany) |
Georgian National Astrophysical Observatory (Tbilisi, Georgia) |
Harvard University (Cambridge MA, U.S.A.) |
Helsinki University of Technology (Helsinki, Finland) |
Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur, India) |
Indira Gandhi Center for Atomic research (Kalpakkam, India)
Institute for Defense Analyses (Alexandria VA) |
Institute of Chemical Physics (Moscow, Russia) |
Institute of Physics (Belgrade, Serbia) |
Inter University Accelerator Centre (New Delhi, India) |
Joharko International (Brisbane, Australia) |
Joint Institute of Nuclear Research (Dubna, Russia) |
KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Stockholm, Sweden) |
Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory (Berkeley CA, U.S.A.) |
Le Centre de Physique Théorique de l’Ecole Polytechnique (Palaiseau, France) |
Liceo Scientifico "G. Bruno" Melzo (Milan, Italy) |
Marresearch GmbH (Norderstedt, Germany) |
McGill University (Montreal QU, Canada) |
McGill University (Quebec, Canada) |
McMaster University (Hamilton ON, Canada) |
Metso Corporation (Helsinki, Finland) |
Military University of Technology (Warsaw, Poland) |
Monterey Institute of International Studies (Monterey CA, U.S.A.) |
NCSR Demokritos (Athens, Greece) |
NSTec (Las Vegas NV, U.S.A.) |
Naval Surface Warfare Center (Dahlgren VA, U.S.A.) |
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge TN, U.S.A.) |
Orbital Sciences Corporation (Greenbelt MD, U.S.A.) |
Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (Islamabad, Pakistan) |
Politecnico di Torino (Torino, Italy) |
Reactive Metals Group (San Diego, CA) |
Rochester Institute of Technology (Rochester NY, U.S.A.) |
Royal Military Academy (Brussels, Belgium) |
Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque NM, U.S.A.) |
Serbian Inventive Group - SIG (Belgrade, Serbia)
Sheffield Hallam University (Sheffield, United Kingdom) |
Southeastern Louisiana University (Hammond LA, U.S.A.) |
Space Research and Technology Institute (Sofia, Bulgaria) |
Stellenbosch University (Matieland, South Africa) |
Steven Institute of Technology (Hoboken, NJ, U.S.A.) |
Stroma Service Consulting (North Bay ON, Canada) |
TMK Artrom Slatina (Bucharest, Romania) |
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Mumbai, India) |
Technical University of Lodz (Lodz, Poland) |
Technical University of Munich (Munich, Germany) |
Technion (Haifa, Israel) |
Technological Educational Institute of Chalkis (Chalkis, Greece) |
Terminal Ballistics Research Laboratory (Chandigarh, India) |
Texas A&M University (College Station TX, U.S.A.) |
Texas Tech University (Lubbock TX, U.S.A.) |
Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo, Japan) |
Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (Madrid, Spain) |
Universidad de Vigo (Vigo, Spain) |
University of Alabama (Birmingham AL, U.S.A.) |
University of Alberta (Edmmonton AL, Canada) |
University of Arizona (Tucson AZ. U.S.A.) |
University of British Columbia (Vancouver BC, Canada) |
University of Bucharest (Bucharest, Romania) |
University of Florida CIPPS (Gainesville FL, U.S.A.) |
University of Lyon (Lyon France) |
University of Missouri (Columbia MO, U.S.A.) |
University of Nevada Las Vegas (Las Vegas NV, U.S.A) |
University of Rome "La Sapienza" (Rome, Italy) |
University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) |
Villanova University (Villanova PA, U.S.A.) |
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (Washington, DC, U.S.A.) |