Evidence of ductile response of alumina ceramic under shock wave compression Academic Article uri icon


  • An experimental technique for controlled variation of the transversal stress in specimens subjected to planar impact has been developed to study the inelastic response mode of materials under one-dimensional shock compression. That technique was employed in order to test alumina ceramic at zero and 0.3 GPa confining pressure. The results unambiguously exhibit the ductile response of the ceramic under conditions of one-dimensional shock compression.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002