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Metallurgy, slip planes, shock theory

  1. Aug 14, 2003 #1
    I read in an old metal working book that when a auto body panel is struck sharply with a hammer that for a microsecond or nanosecond there is a vibration or "shock waves" that allows the grains of metal to slip past one another and re-arrange slight. I am desperately looking for an explanation for a chapter in a book I'm writing.

    Can anyone in this forum help? Or does anyone have a suggestion where to find help?


    Terry Cowan
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  3. Aug 14, 2003 #2


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    The college course title is "Materials Science." A google search will turn up a bunch of sites, but real quick I found THIS one. Lecture 13 discusses slip planes and deformation.
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