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CRYSTAL PLASTICITY OF PENTAERYTHRITOL TETRANITRATE (PETN)

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posted on 2024-04-24, 13:45 authored by Jennifer Oai LaiJennifer Oai Lai

We investigate the crystal plasticity and shock response of single crystal and polycrystalline pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN) using mesoscale finite element simulations. The model includes the Mie-Grüneisen Equation of State and a single crystal plasticity model. Simulations with single crystals with different orientations are tested using our plasticity model under shock compression to explore shear stress and slip. Parameters regarding the Mie-Grüneisen Equation of State are also verified in various orientations from 0.50 to 1.75 km/s. A polycrystalline PETN sample with varying grain sizes and orientations are subjected to shock loading with impact velocities ranging from 0.25 to 0.75 km/s. We study how differences in shock orientation affect slip and stress in PETN at different shock strengths.

History

Degree Type

  • Master of Science in Aeronautics and Astronautics

Department

  • Aeronautics and Astronautics

Campus location

  • West Lafayette

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee Chair

Marisol Koslowski

Advisor/Supervisor/Committee co-chair

Weinong Chen

Additional Committee Member 2

Marcial Gonzalez