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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2013, Article ID 382503, 5 pages
Research Article

Dynamic Shear Characteristic and Fracture Feature of Inconel 690 Alloy under Different High Strain Rates and Temperatures

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences, Kaohsiung 807, Taiwan

Received 13 September 2013; Accepted 6 October 2013

Academic Editor: Jacques Huot

Copyright © 2013 Tao-Hsing Chen et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The high strain shear rate behaviour of Inconel 690 alloy was investigated by using the split Hopkinson torsional bar. The shear strain rates were tested at 900 s−1, 1900 s−1, and 2600 s−1 and at temperatures of −100°C, 25°C, and 300°C, respectively. It was found that the dynamic shear behaviour of Inconel 690 alloy was sensitive to strain rate and temperature. The fracture shear strain increased with increasing strain rate and temperature. In addition, the strain rate sensitivity was increased with increasing strain and strain rate but decreased with increasing temperature. Finally, the fracture surfaces were found to contain dimple-like features, and the dimple density increased with increasing strain rate and temperature.