Shock Physics Building
This custom-designed building with 17 laboratories houses the WSU Institute for Shock Physics.
What is shock physics?
Examining how materials behave under ultra-high, ultra-fast compression.
Now you know…
- The most powerful chamber gun on site is capable of achieving an implact velocity of seven kilometers per second, which is just over 15,658 miles per hour.
- The Compact Pulsed Power Facility is one of only two in the U.S.
- Shock wave research at WSU began with theoretical studies in the late 1950s.
- Today, WSU is a leading national resource in shock wave & static high pressure science.