Accession Number : AD1017847

Title :   A Limited Dynamic Investigation of Magnesium Alloy AZ31B in 3 Orientations

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,01 Aug 2014,31 Dec 2015

Corporate Author : US Army Research Laboratory Aberdeen Proving Ground United States

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Tyrone L ; Riegel,John III P

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Report Date : 01 Sep 2016

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The goal of this effort was to develop experimental data comparing performance of AZ31B-H24 in the various orientations. The work described in this report examines the ballistic characterization of the magnesium alloy AZ31B-H24 in 3 orientations: normal direction, transverse direction, and rolling direction. Semi-infinite impacts from penetrators in each direction are shown. The targets were sectioned and machined using electrical discharge machining in preparation for polishing and etching to determine the extent of plastic flow that can be seen.

Descriptors :   Magnesium Alloys , ductility , armor piercing projectiles , impact , experimental design , experimental data , orientation (direction)

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE