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Damage assessment of Al alloys using in situ tensile tests in x-ray tomography
Author(s): Suxia Zhou; Eric Maire; Jilong Xie; Andrea Bareggi; Jerome Adrien; Marco Dimichiel
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents recent results by using in situ tensile experiments. Two axisymmetric samples (one smooth and the other one with a notch) where machined out of a standard 5741 aluminium alloy. In both cases, the different damage steps (initiation, growth and coalescence) have been clearly visualised during interrupted in situ tensile tests in synchrotron X ray tomography with a voxel size of 1.6 microns. The X ray tomography technique can be used like a simple microscopy technique with a slightly lower resolution than conventional ones and provides a different type of information in the form of three dimensional (3D) non destructive images of the bulk of the observed material. The method also describes precisely the outer shape of the sample and its change during deformation. This allows calculating precisely the true strain true stress curve of the sample and also an approximation of the stress triaxiality by the Bridgeman formula. The results show that damage can be visualised and that the early fracture of the notched sample is due to the higher triaxiality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7375, ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008, 73756F (25 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.839378
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Suxia Zhou, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
MATEIS CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Eric Maire, MATEIS CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Jilong Xie, Beijing Jiaotong Univ. (China)
Andrea Bareggi, MATEIS CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Jerome Adrien, MATEIS CNRS, Univ. de Lyon (France)
Marco Dimichiel, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7375:
ICEM 2008: International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2008
Xiaoyuan He; Huimin Xie; YiLan Kang, Editor(s)

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