On the Strength of γ-titanium aluminides during shock loading

JCF Millett, NK` Bourne, GT Gray, Ian Jones

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The shock induced mechanical response of two gamma-titaniurn aluminides has been investigated using the technique of plate impact. It has been found that the HEL, spall strength and shear strengths are all dependent upon the initial microstructure , with the material possessed of the duplex microstructure being the stronger. This is in agreement with quasi-static measurements. Shear strength has been observed to increase rapidly with increasing longitudinal stress, more so than in Ti-6Al-4V, indicating that the high degree of work hardening is an important factor in determining the shear strength of metallic and intermetallic materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)929-934
Number of pages6
JournalLe Journal de Physique IV
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2003


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