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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

Edited by
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Shock Wave Testing of Ductile Materials

By
George T. (Rusty) Gray, III
George T. (Rusty) Gray, III
Los Alamos National Laboratory
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Published:
2000
Page range:
530 - 538

Abstract

The study of the physical properties of ductile solids subjected to shock wave loading is undertaken to understand how the thermodynamic conditions and strain rate affect material response. This article presents a description of a range of possible experimental techniques to quantify the structure/property effects of planar shock waves on ductile materials (metals and alloys) due to the wave propagation through the material. The techniques include explosive-driven shock-loading methods, shock-loading methods using exploding foil and laser-driven impactors, gas/powder launcher-driven shock loading methods, and radiation-driven shock-loading methods. Design parameters for shock recovery fixtures, spallation fixtures, and the flyer-plate experiment, are also discussed.

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George T. (Rusty) Gray, III, 2000. "Shock Wave Testing of Ductile Materials", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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