DYMAT 2009
Volume 1, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 539 - 545
Section Experimental Techniques
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 539-545
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009077

A new validation test of the constitutive equations: Cylindrical implosion from explosive

J.M. Servas and E. Martinez

CEA, DAM, DIF, 91297 Arpajon, France

Published online: 15 September 2009

The validation of constitutive equations currently based on the expansion of a sphere or the test of Taylor is difficult to obtain for fragile materials, which are fractured in traction for weak deformations. So, to overcome this shortcoming, we have developed a new validation test: the implosion of an explosive-loaded cylinder. After validation of the experimental setup on TA6V4 presented in a previous publication and various technological developments, the implosion of a beryllium cylinder has been completed. The velocity of a conical beryllium sample is measured using DLI techniques. This paper presents experimental results and compares the experimental velocity with numerical simulations carried out with different laws of behavior to validate models. The results indicate that deformations close to 45% were thus obtained.

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