J. Phys. IV France 01 (1991) C3-653-C3-660
DYNAMICS OF ADIABATIC SHEARD.E. GRADY
Organizarion 1543, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185, U.S.A.
The formation of adiabatic shear bands is examined with an approximate analytic model. The shear band is viewed as a propagating feature with a well-defined front. The shear band is further partition into a shear-band process zone within which most of the adiabatic heating and shear stress relaxation occurs, followed by a quasi-steady zone within which little dissipation occurs. Although a one-dimensional anlysis of the shear-band dynamics is initially pursued, the analysis is then used to calculate properties of the inherently two-dimensional shear-band process zone. The length and width of the process zone is calculated along with the shear displacement. The model is further used to calculate the energy dissipation within the shear-band process zone. The flow field within the vicinity of the process zone is also examined. Calculated properties of the shear-band process zone are compared with available experimental data.
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