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Title: A Comprehensive Set of Impact Data for Common Aerospace Metals

Our results for the two sets of impact experiments are reported here. In order to assist with model development using the impact data reported, the materials are mechanically characterized using a series of standard experiments. The first set of impact data comes from a series of coefficient of restitution experiments, in which a 2 meter long pendulum is used to study "in context" measurements of the coefficient of restitution for eight different materials (6061-T6 Aluminum, Phosphor Bronze alloy 510, Hiperco, Nitronic 60A, Stainless Steel 304, Titanium, Copper, and Annealed Copper). The coefficient of restitution is measured via two different techniques: digital image correlation and laser Doppler vibrometry. Due to the strong agreement of the two different methods, only results from the digital image correlation are reported. The coefficient of restitution experiments are "in context" as the scales of the geometry and impact velocities are representative of common features in the motivating application for this research. Finally, a series of compliance measurements are detailed for the same set of materials. Furthermore, the compliance measurements are conducted using both nano-indentation and micro-indentation machines, providing sub-nm displacement resolution and uN force resolution. Good agreement is seen for load levels spanned by both machines.more » As the transition from elastic to plastic behavior occurs at contact displacements on the order of 30 nm, this data set provides a unique insight into the transitionary region.« less
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  1. Rice Univ., Houston, TX (United States)
  2. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
SAND-2017-3248J; SAND-2016-11895J
Journal ID: ISSN 1555-1415; 652060
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 12; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 1555-1415
Research Org:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Country of Publication:
United States
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 42 ENGINEERING; metals; copper; aluminum; lasers; machinery; bronze; stress; resolution (optics); aerospace industry; displacement
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1372390