The shock and spall response of three industrially important hexagonal close-packed metals: magnesium, titanium and zirconium

Hazell, P. J., Appleby-Thomas, G. J., Wielewski, E. and Escobedo, J. P. (2014) The shock and spall response of three industrially important hexagonal close-packed metals: magnesium, titanium and zirconium. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 372(2023), 20130204. (doi:10.1098/rsta.2013.0204) (PMCID:25071240)

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Abstract

Magnesium, titanium and zirconium and their alloys are extensively used in industrial and military applications where they would be subjected to extreme environments of high stress and strain-rate loading. Their hexagonal close-packed (HCP) crystal lattice structures present interesting challenges for optimizing their mechanical response under such loading conditions. In this paper, we review how these materials respond to shock loading via plate-impact experiments. We also discuss the relationship between a heterogeneous and anisotropic microstructure, typical of HCP materials, and the directional dependency of the elastic limit and, in some cases, the strength prior to failure.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wielewski, Dr Euan
Authors: Hazell, P. J., Appleby-Thomas, G. J., Wielewski, E., and Escobedo, J. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Publisher:The Royal Society
ISSN:1364-503X
ISSN (Online):2053-9231

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