Selective excitation of two-wave structure depending on crystal orientation under shock compression

QL Xiong and T Shimada and T Kitamura and ZH Li, SCIENCE CHINA-PHYSICS MECHANICS & ASTRONOMY, 63, 114611 (2020).

DOI: 10.1007/s11433-020-1555-y

Single crystals subjected to shock compression exhibit responses with distinct two-wave structures for certain crystal orientations. However, little is known to date regarding how the shock response depends on crystal orientation, and especially why the two-wave structure depends on the crystal orientation. In this work, molecular dynamics simulations of shock compressions in copper single crystals are performed to investigate the orientation dependence of shock responses and the corresponding deformation mechanisms. Four copper single crystals with 001, 011, 012, and 123 crystal orientations along the depth direction are investigated. The 011, 012, and 123 crystal orientations of copper single crystals show distinct two-wave structures in their shock responses, while such a two-wave structure in the shock response is not seen for those orientations having a 001 crystal orientation. The potential causes are analyzed by considering the propagation velocities of both elastic and plastic waves. We develop a technique for identifying twin structures in face-centered cubic crystals and this technique can effectively identify the twin structure. The morphology of shock-induced defects (e.g., dislocations and twins) shows the significant dependence of crystal orientation and the mechanisms behind these are discussed in detail. Finally, the Johnson- Cook constitutive model describing dynamic deformations at high temperatures and high strain rates is used to analyze the relationships between the shock responses and microscopic defects. The predictions of the Johnson-Cook constitutive model are consistent with the results of the molecular dynamics simulations.

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