Dynamic deformation evolution of the adiabatic shear bands in zirconium alloy formed at a strain rate of about 2300 s-1
Institute of Materials, China Academy of Engineering Physics,
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Published online: 7 September 2018
Deformed microstructure of the adiabatic shear bands in zirconium alloy impacted by split Hopkinson pressure bar at a strain rate of about 2300 s-1 was characterized systemically. Four different strains of zirconium alloy subjected to impact loading at same strain rate were designed by means of strain stopper rings. At a strain of 0.30, the transformed bands were distinguished at the tip of crack. The transformed bands mainly composed of the ultrafine and equiaxed grains with the mean diameter of about 100~300 nm were found by a dual beam FIB/TEM system. Besides ultrafine grains in the transformed bands, nanometer fine grain was observed and confirmed by HRTEM. Thus, the transformed bands mainly composed of the mixed microstructure including nanometer and ultrafine grains were confirmed, and n phase transformation and amorphization in transformed bands take place.
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