Impact Tensile Properties of Notched Titanium Alloy Bolt for Fairing Separation of Launch Vehicle
Graduate Student, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University,
2 National Defence Academy, 1-10-20 Hashirimizu, Kanagawa, Yokosuka, 239-8686, Japan
3 Graduate Student, National Defence Academy, 1-10-20 Hashirimizu, Kanagawa Yokosuka, 239-8686, Japan
4 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 2-1-1 Sengen, Ibaraki, Tsukuba, 305-8505, Japan
5 Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3 Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531, Japan
Published online: 7 September 2018
The payload fairing in Japan is fixed by a lot of notched bolts. These notched bolts were fractured by axial impact tensile using the explosive devices to separate the fairing. In this case, the stress waves and the oscillations propagate, which may seriously damage the satellites. In this study, the impact deformation and the fracture behavior of notched titanium alloy bolt was investigated using a split Hopkinson pressure bar method. The notched bolt specimen was made of commercial Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The maximum load value was increased with increasing the displacement rate. It can be said that the strain rate dependence of strength for Ti-6Al-4V alloy appeared. From the observation of fracture surface using a scanning electron microscope, compared with the quasi-static test, it was clear that the irregularities of the fractured surface at the impact tensile test became rough. Therefore, it was found that the brittle fracture was mainly observed due to the increase in displacement rate, which may mean that the mode of fracture changes from the transgranular to the intergranular. It was surmised that this change of fracture mode was caused by the high strain rate due to stress concentration of the notched part.
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