EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 26, 2012DYMAT 2012 - 10th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||31 August 2012|
Characterization of shocked beryllium
1 MST-8, MS-G755, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA
2 WX-9, MS-P952, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA
3 WX-3, MS-P940, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA
4 W-13, MS-P940, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA
5 T-3, MS-B216, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA
6 P-23, MS-H803, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos NM 87545, USA
While numerous studies have investigated the low-strain-rate constitutive response of beryllium, the combined influence of high strain rate and temperature on the mechanical behavior and microstructure of beryllium has received limited attention over the last 40 years. In the current work, high strain rate tests were conducted using both explosive drive and a gas gun to accelerate the material. Prior studies have focused on tensile loading behavior, or limited conditions of dynamic strain rate and/or temperature. Two constitutive strength (plasticity) models, the Preston-Tonks-Wallace (PTW) and Mechanical Threshold Stress (MTS) models, were calibrated using common quasi-static and Hopkinson bar data. However, simulations with the two models give noticeably different results when compared with the measured experimental wave profiles. The experimental results indicate that, even if fractured by the initial shock loading, the Be remains sufficiently intact to support a shear stress following partial release and subsequent shock re-loading. Additional “arrested” drive shots were designed and tested to minimize the reflected tensile pulse in the sample. These tests were done to both validate the model and to put large shock induced compressive loads into the beryllium sample.
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