Spall Response of 1100-O Aluminum

Report No. ARL-RP-394
Authors: C. L. Williams; K. T. Ramesh; D. P. Dandekar
Date/Pages: September 2012; 16 pages
Abstract: Plate impact experiments were conducted to study the effects of peak shock stress and pulse duration on the spall response of fully annealed 1100 aluminum. The spall strength was observed to decrease as the pulse duration was increased from approximately 0.58 µs to 1.17 µs. Also, an increase in tensile unloading strain rate increases the spall strength. However, our results also show an increase in spall strength with increase in peak shock stress up to approximately 8.3 GPa, followed by a decrease in spall strength for higher shock stresses.
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