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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

Edited by
Howard Kuhn
Howard Kuhn
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Dana Medlin
Dana Medlin
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ASM International
Volume
8
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-176-4
Publication date:
2000
Book Chapter

Introduction to High Strain Rate Testing

By
Sia Nemat-Nasser
Sia Nemat-Nasser
University of California
,
San Diego
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Published:
2000
Page range:
427 - 428

Abstract

High strain rate testing is important for many engineering structural applications and metalworking operations. This article describes various methods for high strain rate testing. Several methods have been developed, starting with the pioneering work of John Hopkinson and his son, Bertram Hopkinson. Based on these contributions and also on an important paper by R.M. Davies, H. Kolsky invented the split-Hopkinson pressure bar, which allows the deformation of a sample of a ductile material at a high strain rate, while maintaining a uniform uniaxial state of stress within the sample.

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Sia Nemat-Nasser, 2000. "Introduction to High Strain Rate Testing", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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