The effects of orientation on the shock induced microstructures of single crystal tantalum

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  • G. Whiteman
  • J. C.F. Millett
  • B. Pang
  • Y. L. Chiu
  • Ian Jones

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The understanding of a materia's response to shock loading (or any other loading regime) requires knowledge of microstructural development during the loading process. Given that many engineering materials have complex microstructures consisting of individual grains of different orientations, textural effects and the possibility of multiple phases, the mechanical response can be cumulative in nature, making the individual aspects difficult to isolate. Matters can be simplified for example by examining the response of single crystals, where many, if not all of these additional features can be eliminated. In this paper, we investigate the microstructural response of single crystal tantalum, orientated in the principal ([001], [011] and [111]) orientations. Recovered samples have been shock loaded and released under full one-dimensional strain conditions, using a technique where all three orientations were loaded simultaneously in the same fixture.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShock Compression of Condensed Matter - 2019
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Conference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter
EditorsJ. Matthew D. Lane, Timothy C. Germann, Michael R. Armstrong, Ryan Wixom, David Damm, Joseph Zaug
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2020
Event21st Biennial American Physical Society Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, SCCM 2019 - Portland, United States
Duration: 16 Jun 201921 Jun 2019

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616


Conference21st Biennial American Physical Society Conference on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, SCCM 2019
CountryUnited States

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