J. Phys. IV France
Volume 110, September 2003
Page(s) 269 - 274

J. Phys. IV France
110 (2003) 269
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020705

1-D and 2-D modeling of U-Ti alloy response in impact experiments

B. Hermann1, V. Favorsky2, A. Landau1, D. Shvarts1, 2 and E.B. Zaretsky2

1  Nuclear Research Center - Negev, P.O. Box 9001, Beer-Sheva 84106, Israel
2  Ben Gurion University, Mech. Eng. Dept., P.O. Box 653, Beer-Sheva 84105, Israel

Dynamie response of a U-0.75wt%Ti alloy bas been studied in planar (disk-on-disk), reverse (disk-on-rod) and symmetric (rod-on-rod) ballistic impact experiments performed with a 25 mm light-gas gun. The impact velocities ranged between 100 and 500 m/see and the samples were softly recovered for further examination, revealing different degrees of spall fracture (planar impact) and of adiabatic shear bands (ballistic experiments). The back (planar experiments) and the lateral (ballistic experiments) surface velocities were continuously monitored by VISAR. The velocity profiles and the damage maps were simulated using a 2-D AUTODYN $^{\rm TM}$ Lagrangian finite differences code. Simulations of the planar experiments were performed with special attention to the compressive path of the loading cycle in order to calibrate a modified Steinberg-Cochran-Guinan (SCG) constitutive model. The Bauschinger effect and a single-parameter spall model were added to describe the unloading and tensile paths. The calibrated SCG model was then employed to simulate the ballistic experiments. An erosion AUTODYN built-in subroutine with a threshold value of plastic strain was chosen to describe the failure in the ballistic impact experiments. The results of the suggested experimental-numerical technique can be taken into account in estimating the different contributions to the shock-induced plastic deformation and failure.

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