The shock response of the magnesium -aluminium alloy, AZ61

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Abstract

The response of the magnesium alloy, AZ61 to shock loading has been investigated in terms of it's Hugoniot (Equation of State) and variation of shear strength with impact stress. Comparison of the Hugoniot with that of the similar magnesium alloy AZ31 shows very little difference, and hence gives us confidence in our results. Measurement of the lateral stress shows a decrease behind the shock front which suggests a degree of time dependent hardening. Similar results have been observed in fcc metals, corresponding to observed increases in dislocation density in recovered samples. © 2009 American Institute of Physics.

Bibliographical metadata

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings|AIP Conf. Proc.
Pages957-960
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 → …