A Limited Dynamic Investigation of Magnesium Alloy AZ31B in 3 Orientations

Report No. ARL-TR-7807
Authors: Tyrone L Jones; John P Riegel III
Date/Pages: September 2016; 18 pages
Abstract: The work described in this report examines the ballistic characterization of the magnesium alloy AZ31B-H24 in 3 orientations: normal direction, transverse direction, and rolling direction. Semi-infinite impacts from penetrators in each direction are shown. The targets were sectioned and machined using electrical discharge machining in preparation for polishing and etching to determine the extent of plastic flow that can be seen.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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