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Title: Strength of porous α-SiO2 in a shock loaded environment: Calibration via Richtmyer–Meshkov instability and validation via Mach lens

Abstract

The strength of brittle porous media is of concern in numerous applications, for example, earth penetration, crater formation, and blast loading. Thus, it is of importance to possess techniques that allow for constitutive model calibration within the laboratory setting. The goal of the current work is to demonstrate an experimental technique allowing for strength assessment of porous media subjected to shock loading, which can be implemented into pressure-dependent yield surfaces within numerical simulation schemes. As a case study, the deviatoric response of distended α-SiO2 has been captured in a tamped Richtmyer–Meshkov instability (RMI) environment at a pressure regime of 4–10 GPa. Hydrocode simulations were used to interpret RMI experimental data, and a resulting pressure-dependent yield surface akin to the often employed modified Drucker–Prager model was calibrated. Simulations indicate that the resulting jet length generated by the RMI is sensitive to the porous media strength, thereby providing a feasible experimental platform capable of capturing the pressurized granular deviatoric response. Furthermore, in efforts to validate the RMI-calibrated strength model, a set of Mach-lens experiments was performed and simulated with the calibrated pressure-dependent yield surface. Excellent agreement between the resulting Mach-lens length in experiment and simulation provides additional confidence to the RMI yield-surfacemore » calibration scheme.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1]; ORCiD logo [2]; ORCiD logo [1];  [3]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
  2. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, MD (United States)
  3. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
  4. Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
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Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Washington State Univ., Pullman, WA (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States); Sandia National Lab. (SNL-CA), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Programs (DP)
OSTI Identifier:
1729693
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1756182; OSTI ID: 1769921
Report Number(s):
SAND-2021-2117J
Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Grant/Contract Number:  
NA0002442; AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Applied Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 128; Journal Issue: 20; Journal ID: ISSN 0021-8979
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; Granular; porous; strength; constitutive; RMI; Mach-lens; SiO2; shock wave

Citation Formats

Hudspeth, Matthew, Olles, Joseph, Mandal, Anirban, Williams, James, Root, Seth, and Vogler, Tracy. Strength of porous α-SiO2 in a shock loaded environment: Calibration via Richtmyer–Meshkov instability and validation via Mach lens. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0028026.
Hudspeth, Matthew, Olles, Joseph, Mandal, Anirban, Williams, James, Root, Seth, & Vogler, Tracy. Strength of porous α-SiO2 in a shock loaded environment: Calibration via Richtmyer–Meshkov instability and validation via Mach lens. United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0028026
Hudspeth, Matthew, Olles, Joseph, Mandal, Anirban, Williams, James, Root, Seth, and Vogler, Tracy. Sat . "Strength of porous α-SiO2 in a shock loaded environment: Calibration via Richtmyer–Meshkov instability and validation via Mach lens". United States. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0028026. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1729693.
@article{osti_1729693,
title = {Strength of porous α-SiO2 in a shock loaded environment: Calibration via Richtmyer–Meshkov instability and validation via Mach lens},
author = {Hudspeth, Matthew and Olles, Joseph and Mandal, Anirban and Williams, James and Root, Seth and Vogler, Tracy},
abstractNote = {The strength of brittle porous media is of concern in numerous applications, for example, earth penetration, crater formation, and blast loading. Thus, it is of importance to possess techniques that allow for constitutive model calibration within the laboratory setting. The goal of the current work is to demonstrate an experimental technique allowing for strength assessment of porous media subjected to shock loading, which can be implemented into pressure-dependent yield surfaces within numerical simulation schemes. As a case study, the deviatoric response of distended α-SiO2 has been captured in a tamped Richtmyer–Meshkov instability (RMI) environment at a pressure regime of 4–10 GPa. Hydrocode simulations were used to interpret RMI experimental data, and a resulting pressure-dependent yield surface akin to the often employed modified Drucker–Prager model was calibrated. Simulations indicate that the resulting jet length generated by the RMI is sensitive to the porous media strength, thereby providing a feasible experimental platform capable of capturing the pressurized granular deviatoric response. Furthermore, in efforts to validate the RMI-calibrated strength model, a set of Mach-lens experiments was performed and simulated with the calibrated pressure-dependent yield surface. Excellent agreement between the resulting Mach-lens length in experiment and simulation provides additional confidence to the RMI yield-surface calibration scheme.},
doi = {10.1063/5.0028026},
journal = {Journal of Applied Physics},
number = 20,
volume = 128,
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {11}
}

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