Impacting brittle materials using a designed fast indentation device

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Material failure is determined by a suite of deformation mechanisms with differing kinetics operating together and presented an integrated response to an observer. To elucidate processes requires separating one from another in order to construct physically-based descriptions of behaviour. Observing a material where failure processes are controlled by a designed impulse and are at a suitable scale offers the possibility of separating operating mechanisms. A highly reproducible synchronised loading test frame has been developed by
Diamond and Manchester. It has already been fielded at the ESRF and shown useful results using ultra-high speed single bunch image mode on simple test problems. Now that the device has been proven, we show studies on the compression and fracture of glass and quartz.

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2017
EventAPS Shock Compression of Condensed Matter Meeting -
Event duration: 1 Jun 20176 Jun 2018


ConferenceAPS Shock Compression of Condensed Matter Meeting