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Field Precision has announced the availability of a free educational package to model material response at high temperature and pressure.

The KB suite of reference material and computer codes includes 1D and 2D simulation codes for shock phenomena and denotations.

The Windows programs, available at no charge to educational institutions and industries, may be used in computer laboratories or distributed to students.

The package is suitable for physicists, mechanical engineers and civil engineers.

It provides students with a hands-on introduction to the hydrodynamic equations and the equation of state and critical concepts such as the Hugoniot curve.

The KB package includes a number of components: equation-of-state data for a variety of materials for densities up to 1,000 times the normal value and temperature to 100 million degrees Kelvin; a 130-page instruction manual that reviews shock and detonation physics and discusses benchmark tests to illustrate accuracy issues in numerical modelling; an interactive utility to calculate and plot Hugoniot curves and other hydrodynamic quantities from EOS data; a 1D hydrodynamic simulation code with a graphical postprocessor for planar, cylindrical and spherical geometries; a 2D code suite for simulations of shocks and detonations; and ready-to-run benchmark and application examples.

The 2D suite employs a finite-element approach based on a deformable mesh that provides automatic zone refinement.

The code handles geometries with either planar or cylindrical symmetry.

Students can specify the system geometry, material types and initial conditions.

The self-contained package includes graphical postprocessors for spatial and temporal data as well as the educational version of the Field Precision Mesh program.

This utility creates conformal meshes to describe the initial system state.

It features an integrated computer-aided-design editor with the option to import DXF files.

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