Ballistic Characterization of the Scalability of Magnesium Alloy AMX602
Final rept. Jan 2013-Jan 2015
ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The US Army Research Laboratory ARL formed a collaborative partnership with Osaka University Joining and Welding Research Institute JWRI, Taber Extrusions, Epson Atmix, Pacific Sowa, Kurimoto, and National Material LP to domestically reproduce and scale-up military-grade magnesium alloy AMX602 at the Taber Extrusions manufacturing facility in Gulfport, MS. AMX602 material was provided in the form of 38.1-mm 1.5-inch-wide bars, 101.6-mm 4-inch-wide plate, and 152.4-mm 6-in-wide plate. ARL and JWRI conducted mechanical analysis and dynamic impact examination to evaluate the lateral dimension scale-up of AMX602. The results were parametrically analyzed and compared with conventionally processed AZ31B-H24 and AA5083-H131. Details of the scalability of the AMX602 alloy are provided.
- Metallurgy and Metallography
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems