J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr9-781-Pr9-785
Lateral stress measurements and shear strength in a shock-loaded γ- TiAl alloyJ.C.F. Millett1, G.T. Gray III2 and N.K. Bourne1
1 Royal Military College of Science, Cranfield University, Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8LA, U. K.
2 MST-8, Los Alamos National Laboratoty, Los Alamos, NM 87545, U.S.A.
Manganin stress gauges have been placed in samples of a γ-titanium aluminide alloy in such orientation that renders them sensitive to the lateral component of stress during one-dimensional shock loading. The impact stresses were in the range 1.8 to 6 GPa. The resultant stress histories show clear evidence of a transition from elastic to plastic behaviour, which, through the elastic relations correlates with the Hugoniot Elastic Limit of this material. In combination with the longitudinal stress data, it has been possible to use the lateral stresses from this series of experiments to calculate the shear strength during shock loading. The Hugoniot of the γ-titanium aluminide studied is seen to be significantly different than a standard α-β Ti-alloy such as Ti-6Al-4V. The results show this titanium aluminide alloy displays a significant degree of hardening with increasing shock stress.
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