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Dynamic shear bands: an investigation using high speed optical and infrared diagnostics

By P. R. Guduru, A. J. Rosakis and G. Ravichandran


This paper presents an experimental investigation of the initiation and propagation characteristics of dynamic shear bands in C300 maraging steel. Pre-fatigued single edge notched specimens were impacted on the edge under the notch to produce shear dominated mixed mode stress fields. The optical technique of coherent gradient sensing (CGS) was employed to study the evolution of the mixed mode stress intensity factors. Simultaneously, a newly developed two-dimensional high speed infrared (IR) camera was employed to observe the temperature field evolution during the initiation and propagation of the shear bands. Possible criteria for failure mode selection are discussed. The IR images, for the first time, revealed the transition of crack tip plastic zone into a shear band and also captured the structure of the tip of a propagating shear band. These thermographs support the notion of a diffuse shear band tip and reveal “hot spots” distributed along the length of a well-developed shear band

Publisher: 'Elsevier BV'
Year: 2001
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