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Optical techniques for determining dynamic material properties
Author(s): Dennis L. Paisley; David B. Stahl
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Paper Abstract

Miniature plates are laser-launched with a 10-Joule Nd:YAG for 1D impacts on to target materials much like gas gun experiments and explosive plane wave plate launch. By making the experiments small, flyer plates (3 mm diameter X 50 micron thick) and targets (10 mm diameter X 200 micron thick), 1D impact experiments can be performed in a standard laser-optical laboratory with minimum confinement and collateral damage. The laser-launched plates do not require the traditional sabot on gas guns nor the explosives needed for explosive planewave lenses, and as a result are much more amenable to a wide variety of materials and applications. Because of the small size very high pressure gradients can be generated with relative ease. The high pressure gradients result in very high strains and strain rates that are not easily generated by other experimental methods. The small size and short shock duration (1 - 20 ns) are ideal for dynamically measuring both strengths of micron-thick coatings. Experimental techniques, equipment, and dynamic material results are reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2869, 22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (28 May 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.273354
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Dennis L. Paisley, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
David B. Stahl, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2869:
22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Dennis L. Paisley; ALan M. Frank, Editor(s)

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