The effect of heat treatment on the shock response of the aluminium alloy, 6061

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  • Authors:
  • M. Q. Chu
  • I. P. Jones
  • J. C F Millett
  • N. K. Bourne
  • G. T. Gray

Abstract

A series of shock loading experiments have been performed on two heat-treated states of the aluminium alloy, 6061; T0, a solution treated condition, and T6, a solution treated and fully aged state. Lateral stress measurements indicate the T6 condition is stronger than T0, as would be expected. Results also indicate that the rate of hardening behind the shock front is somewhat greater in T0 than T6, indicating a shift in deformation from one based upon the generation of, and storage of, dislocations, to one where the presence of intermetallic precipitates appears to inhibit dislocation generation and storage processes. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings|AIP Conf. Proc.
Pages953-956
Number of pages3
Volume1195
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventConference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 2009 APS SCCM - Nashville, TN
Event duration: 1 Jul 2009 → …

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings

Other

OtherConference of the American Physical Society Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter, 2009 APS SCCM
CityNashville, TN
Period1/07/09 → …