The microstructural and mechanical response of materials to shock loading is of the utmost importance in the development of constitutive models for high strain-rate applications. However, unlike a purely mechanical response, to ensure that the microstructure has been generated under conditions of pure one dimensional strain, the target assembly requires both a complex array of momentum traps to prevent lateral releases entering the specimen location from the edges and spall plates to prevent tensile interactions (spall) affecting the microstructure. In this paper, we examine these effects by performing microhardness profiles of shock loaded copper and tantalum samples. In general, variations in hardness both parallel and perpendicular to the shock direction were small indicating successful momentum trapping. Variations in hardness at different locations relative to the impact face are discussed in terms of the initial degree of cold work and the ability to generate and move dislocations in the samples.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Early online date||7 Sept 2018|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 7 Sept 2018|
|Event||12th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading - Arcachon, France|
Duration: 10 Sept 2018 → 14 Sept 2018