Aluminum 7075‐T651 and 7075‐T6 are characterized at quasi‐static and high strain rates to determine Johnson‐Cook (J‐C) strength and fracture model constants. Constitutive model constants are required as input to computer codes to simulate projectile (fragment) impact or similar impact events on structural components made of these materials. Although the two tempers show similar elongation at breakage, the ultimate tensile strength of T651 temper is generally lower than the T6 temper. Johnson‐Cook strength model constants (A, B, n, C, and m) for the two alloys are determined from high strain rate tension stress‐strain data at room and high temperature to 250°C. The Johnson‐Cook fracture model constants are determined from quasi‐static and medium strain rate as well as high temperature tests on notched and smooth tension specimens. Although the J‐C strength model constants are similar, the fracture model constants show wide variations. Details of the experimental method used and the results for the two alloys are presented.

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