Planetary Evolution and Life - hydrocode modelling of impacts and related shock experiments


The impact of meteorites will be simulated by a newly-developed 3D multi-material hydrocode that is able to follow the evolution of the impactor and the target (vaporization, ejection, distribution in atmosphere, crater formation, damage in rocks). Additionally shock wave experiments will be carried out to investigate the shock wave metamorphism in rocks and minerals at low temperatures and the survivability of micro-organisms during the impact process.
The impact of meteorites will be simulated by a newly-developed 3D multi-material hydrocode that is able to follow the evolution of the impactor and the target (vaporization, ejection, distribution in atmosphere, crater formation, damage in rocks). Additionally shock wave experiments will be carried out to investigate the shock wave metamorphism in rocks and minerals at low temperatures and the survivability of micro-organisms during the impact process.


Principal investigators
Wünnemann, Kai Dr. (Details) (Outside Custodies)

Duration of project
Start date: 04/2008
End date: 03/2012

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