DYNAMIC FRACTURE PRESSURE OF QUARTZ
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The dynamic fracture pressure of quartz when mounted in a simple pressure transducer was measured based on pressure steps with rise times of 0.5 to 1 msec. Maximum measured dynamic fracture pressures were about 4 kbar 52 to 62 kpsi. Both natural and synthetic quartz samples were studied. The apparatus consists of a gas operated pressure vessel which utilizes the stretched stem principle for achieving fast valve opening times.
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