Adiabatic Shear Fractures and Fragments of Cylindrical Structures under Internal Explosive Loading
Adiabatic shear band (ASB) is a typical response of materials under high strain rate loading. Based on the instability analysis of the thermo-viscoplastic constitutive model, a new rate-dependent failure criteria is proposed, which links dynamical evolution of ASB with macro mechanical critical conditions, and is successfully applied to account for the shear fracture mode of cylindrical structures subjected to explosive loading. Using finite element method, the transient failure procedure and shearing fragments induced by ASB is simulated, and the calculated fracture profile shows a good agreement with the experimental results. The failure analysis indicates that the rate-dependent failure criteria, as well as impulsive loading, govern the shear damage mode of the structures.
L. Ma et al., "Adiabatic Shear Fractures and Fragments of Cylindrical Structures under Internal Explosive Loading", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 128-129, pp. 367-372, 2012