Shock-wave fracture of composites with a structurally unstable binder

S. N. Kul'kov, S. F. Gnyusov

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The macrostructure and microstructure are studied for a solid melt of tungsten carbide and G13 steel with a stable and metastable matrix state after a dynamic load. It is shown that the use of a structurally unstable matrix state in the composite substantially reduces the scale of both the plastic strain and the fracture of similar composites, not only for quasistatic, but also high-rate dynamic loads.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-425
Number of pages2
JournalCombustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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