DYMAT 2009
Volume 2, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 1209 - 1214
Section Micro-Structural Effects
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 1209-1214
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009170

Nondestructive evaluation of spall damage under repeated impact with ultrasonic method

N. Nishimura1, K. Murase1 and T. Ito2

1  Department of Transportation Engineering, Meijo University, 1-501 Shiogamaguchi, Tempaku-ku, 468-8502 Nagoya, Japan
2  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Nagoya Institute of Technology, Gokisocho, Showa-ku, 466-8555 Nagoya, Japan

Published online: 15 September 2009

Repeated plate impact tests on medium carbon steel were carried out on the identical target plate being impacted by flyer plates of different thickness in each impact test. Evolution of spall damage under repeated impacts was evaluated nondestructively with the B- and C-scan images by low frequency scanning acoustic microscope as well as the ultrasonic variables (ultrasonic velocity, amplitude ratio of B2 to B1 echo and backscattering intensity). The spall damage density and sizes after the second impact have increased in the impact surface side, when the second impact stress is lower than the first. On the other hand, when the second impact stress is higher than the first, the spall damage has increased in the back surface side. The change in B- and C-scan images of the spall damages under repeated impacts is well correlated with the change in ultrasonic variables. These methods give us an advanced means to evaluate nondestructively spall damage and to make clear the mechanisms of the spall damage growth under repeated impacts.

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