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Hypervelocity Impact Phenomenon in Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites

Hamill, Lee and Roberts, Scott and Davidson, Marc and Johnson, William L. and Nutt, Steven and Hofmann, Douglas C. (2014) Hypervelocity Impact Phenomenon in Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites. Advanced Engineering Materials, 16 (1). pp. 85-93. ISSN 1438-1656.

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Collisions with debris are major cause of concern for spacecraft and satellites. Developing new materials that can combat these threats, while still providing low-density and sufficient toughness to survive launch loads, is important for future spacecraft design. In the current work, hypervelocity impacts are used to estimate the ballistic limit for bulk metallic glass and their composites and to investigate spalling behavior. The composites are shown to have excellent combinations of hardness and toughness for use as shields.

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Additional Information:© 2013 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim. Received: July 9, 2013; Final Version: August 12, 2013; Published online: September 24, 2013. This research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and funded through the Strategic University Research Partnership program. Some graduate student support was provided by the Office of Naval Research under grant no. N00014-07-1-1115. The authors thank the staff of the NASA Ames Vertical Gun Range for their technical support of this effort, especially D. Holt and C. Cornelison. The authors also thank Eric Christiansen of NASA’s Johnson Space Center for supplying the ballistic limit equations program.
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Official Citation:Hamill, L., Roberts, S., Davidson, M., Johnson, W. L., Nutt, S. and Hofmann, D. C. (2014), Hypervelocity Impact Phenomenon in Bulk Metallic Glasses and Composites**. Adv. Eng. Mater., 16: 85–93. doi: 10.1002/adem.201300252
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