J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr9-677-Pr9-682
Elastic response of U-Nb (6%) alloyA.K. Zurek, R.S. Hixson, W.W. Anderson, J.E. Vorthman, G.T. Gray III and D.L. Tonks
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, U.S.A.
Previous work done to measure spall response of U-Nb(6%) alloy showed a somewhat surprising result. In al1 experiments done previously no evidence for an elastic wave was observed ; that is, no two wave structure was detected. In this paper we report on the results of new experiments done to look at the effect in more detail. Dedicated experiments were done to look for evidence of elastic wave under compression, and preliminary results are reported.
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