Dr. Charles L. Mader

Dr. Charles L. Mader is President of Mader Consulting Co, and a Retired Fellow of the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemists, recipient of the Los Alamos Distinguished Performance Award, and was the organizer and first Co-ordinator of the Los Alamos Fellows. He is listed in Who's Who in the World and was a member of the National Academies' Technical Assessment Board Panel on Armor and Armaments.

In 1959 he became the 65th mountain climber to have climbed the 54 Colorado peaks above 14,000 feet and has climbed 95 of the 100 highest Colorado mountains. He has climbed Monta Rosa and the Matterhorn among other Swiss mountains.

He and his wife have skied together for over 50 years at ski areas from New Zealand to Alaska including the Tasman glacier and have heliskied in Canada. They have skied together more than 3000 days. After retirement in 1986 they often skied more than 100 days a year. In 1998 they skied together 136 days by skiing in the Southern and Northern hemispheres.

He is the author of Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants. It includes a CD-ROM containing computer codes for modeling explosive and propellant performance and reactive hydrodynamics. The CD-ROM also includes computer animations of the reactive hydrodynamic flow topics discussed in the book.

The Third Edition of the Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants book was published in 2007. Additional numerical modeling studies since the second edition book was published are included. The additional topics include resolved reaction zones, jet penetration and initiation of explosives, detonation wave corner turning, desensitzation by preshocking, plate dent, and DDT (deflagration to detonation transition). A CD-ROM which includes AMR Eulerian modeling results is included with the Third Edition of the book.

Dr. Mader was the program manager and author of four of the Los Alamos Series on Dynamic Material Properties. The data volumes include Shock Hugoniot Data, Shock Wave Profile Data, Explosive Property Data, Explosive Performance Data, PHERMEX Data, Volume I, Volume II, and Volume III. They are included on the CD-ROM that comes with the Third Edition of the Numerical Modeling of Explosives and Propellants book.

Dr. Mader was the editor of the journal of the International Tsunami Society The Science of Tsunami Hazards for over 20 years. The journal is available at http://epubs.lanl.gov/tsunami/ and all the issues are included on the Numerical Modeling of Water Waves DVD.

He is the author of the new book Numerical Modeling of Water Waves - Second Edition , ISBN 0-8493-2311-8, published by CRC Press in 2004.

An updated to 2008 DVD is available from Mader Consulting Co.

His current tsunami research field is mega-tsunamis which are waves over 100 meters high resulting from asteroids, nuclear weapons or landslide impact such as the 1958 Lituya Bay Tsunami which washed out trees to a maximum altitude of 520 meters and from 50 to 200 meters throughout Lituya Bay. The latest numerical modeling results using the NOBEL AMR Eulerian code of the landslide impact, wave generation and runup are available on the DVD for the book Numerical Modeling of Water Waves - Second Edition book. Also included on the DVD are computer generated animations of Dr. Mader's modeling of tsunami generation by earthquakes, landslides or asteroids, propagation across ocean basins, flooding of shore lines and hydrovolcanic explosions.

Dr. Mader does numerical modeling and consulting for Goverment and Industrial organizations on Explosives, Propellents, and Tsunami Waves.

Dr. Mader gives in-house short courses on the topics described in his books