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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 26, Issue 8, pp 2023–2025 | Cite as

Fracture modes in alumina at hypervelocity impact conditions

  • I. Gilath
  • S. Eliezer
  • Y. Gazit
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Abstract

Experiments were performed to find the fracture patterns of alumina at hypervelocity impact conditions using short pulsed laser induced shock waves. For planar shock waves spalling was obtained, while using spherical shock waves, the samples developed Herzian (conical) fracture mode.

Keywords

Polymer Alumina Shock Wave Pulse Laser Fracture Mode 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Gilath
    • 1
  • S. Eliezer
    • 1
  • Y. Gazit
    • 1
  1. 1.Soreq Nuclear Research CenterYavneIsrael

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