Shock Thermodynamic Applied Research Facility (STAR)

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Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 5800, MS-1195
Albuquerque

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Description

The STAR facility, within Sandia's Solid Dynamic Physics Department, is one of a few institutions in the world with a major shock-physics program. This is the only experimental test facility in the world that can cover the full range of pressure (bars to multi-Mbar) for material property study utilizing gas/propellant launchers, ramp-loading pulsers, and ballistic applications.

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Equipment
  • 1-10 mm Enhanced Hypervelocity launcher (velocities 12 to 19 km/s)
  • 100 mm compressed gas gun
  • 100 mm compressed light gas gun for oblique impacts (velocities to 400m/s)
  • 12-19 mm three stage gun (velocities to 12 km/s)
  • 3-19 mm 2-stage light gas gun (ballistic applications)
  • 30 mm 2-stage light gas gun (velocities to 7 km/sec)
  • 89 mm powder gun (0.5 - 2.3 km/s)
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