- Conference date: 28 Jun − 2 Jul 1993
- Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado (USA)
Taking advantage of the wave propagation properties of planar shock waves and shock‐induced shear stress allows planar plate impact experiments with brittle materials without the need of complicated sample geometries (star flyer). An appropriate shape of the sabot (flyer carrier) and the use of a brittle flyer plate are sufficient to induce shear stress in both plates, separating the plate edges from the central regions. So an influence of rarefaction waves emanating from the edges towards the central regions is avoided. This recovery technique has been successfully used during the investigation of the microstructural response of shock‐loaded TiB2, with VISAR measurements carried out simultaneously. Recent recovery experiments with Al2O3 confirm these results.
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