J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr9-755-Pr9-760
Influence of the shock-induced α-ε transition in Fe on its post-shock substructure evolution and mechanical behaviorG.T. Gray III, D.B. Hayes and R.S. Hixson
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM 87545, U.S.A.
The effect of shock-prestraining high-purity Fe, above and below the 13 GPa phase transition, on postshock compressive stress-strain behavior and substructure evolution is presented. The degree of shock hardening in Fe is higher for shock strength above the transition than below it. The substructure also displayed more deformation twinning for shocks above the phase transition than below. The shock hardening in Fe varied with propagation distance. Modeling shock propagation in Fe revealed that for the geometry used, the transition wave was overtaken and quenched by the rarefaction release explaining the gradient in shock hardening.
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