Reshock and release experiments were performed on single crystal aluminum along three orientations and on polycrystalline 1050 aluminum with grain size at shock stresses of 13 and to investigate the mechanisms for previously observed quasielastic recompression behavior. Particle velocity profiles obtained during reshocking both single crystals and polycrystalline aluminum from initial shock stresses of show similar quasielastic recompression behavior. Quasielastic release response is also observed in all single crystals, but the magnitude of the effect is crystal orientation dependent, with  and  exhibiting more ideal elastic-plastic release for unloading from the shocked state than for the  orientation and polycrystalline aluminum. The quasielastic response of 1050 aluminum is intermediate to that of the  and  orientations. Comparison of the wave profiles obtained for both unloading and reloading of single crystals and polycrystalline 1050 aluminum from shocked states suggests that the observed quasielastic response of polycrystalline aluminum results from the averaging response of single crystals for shock propagation along different orientations, and that the response of 1050 aluminum with large grain boundaries is not significantly different from the results obtained on single crystal aluminum. The yield strength of the single crystals and 1050 aluminum is found to increase with shock stress, which is consistent with previous results [H. Huang and I. R. Asay, J. Appl. Phys. 98, 033524 (2005)].
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Research Article| March 30 2007
Reshock and release response of aluminum single crystal
H. Huang, J. R. Asay; Reshock and release response of aluminum single crystal. J. Appl. Phys. 15 March 2007; 101 (6): 063550. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2655571
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