J. Phys. IV France
Volume 110, September 2003
Page(s) 791 - 796

J. Phys. IV France
110 (2003) 791
DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20020790

Measurement of strain heat in shock-loaded 304 stainless steel: Implications to powder consolidation

K.P. Staudhammer

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Nuclear Materials Technology Division, P.O. Box 1663, MS E500, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545, U.S.A.

Over the past decades there have been numerous papers on the shock response of materials and more specifically towards metal powder compaction and consolidation. In general, the shock process for powdered materials has utilized the traditional pressure-volume shock relationships proportioned to the initial packing densities of the powders. However, this approach and its resulting data are in controversy due to the lack of knowledge of its associated particle strain and strain temperature uncertainties. This paper will describe the current understanding as well as the experimental technique used to obtain the shock response for distended materials. The above parameters are described within a pressure-strain-temperature interdependence. It was found that the experimentally measured strain heat was not only a function of initial packing density but also a function of powder size and distribution.

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