Fully dense alumina samples with 0.6 μm grain size were produced from alumina powder using Spark Plasma Sintering and tested in two types of VISAR-instrumented planar impact tests. In the tests of the first type the samples of 0.28 to 6-mm thickness were loaded by 1-mm tungsten impactors accelerated up to a velocity of about 1 km/s. These tests were aimed to study the Hugoniot elastic limit (HEL) of the SPS-processed alumina and the decay of the elastic precursor wave with propagation distance. In the second type of test the samples of ∼3-mm thickness were loaded by 1-mm copper impactors accelerated up to velocities 100-1000 m/s. These tests were aimed to study the dynamic tensile (spall) strength of the alumina. The data on tensile fracture of the alumina demonstrate a monotonic decline of the spall strength with the amplitude of the loading stress pulse. The data on the decay of the elastic precursor wave allows for determining the rates of the irreversible (inelastic) strains in the SPS-processed alumina at the initial stages of shock-induced inelastic deformation and, thus, to derive some conclusions concerning the mechanisms responsible of the deformation.
|Journal||Journal of Physics: Conference Series|
|Issue number||PART 11|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
|Event||18th Biennial Int. Conf. of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, APS-SCCM 2013 in Conjunction with the 24th Biennial Int. Conf. of the Int. Association for the Advancement of High Pressure Science and Technol., AIRAPT 2013 - Seattle, WA, United States|
Duration: 7 Jul 2013 → 12 Jul 2013
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (all)