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Mechanical Testing and Evaluation

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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

Torsional Kolsky Bar Testing

By
Amos Gilat
Amos Gilat
The Ohio State University
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Published:
2000
Page range:
505 - 515

Abstract

This article provides a discussion on the generation of an incident wave with the help of the stored-torque torsional Kolsky bar and explosively loaded torsional Kolsky bar. It examines the procedures followed for measuring the waves in these bars. The article compares the compression Kolsky bar with the torsional Kolsky bar. It includes information on the various application areas of torsional Kolsky bar: limitations on strain rate, low- and high-temperature testing, quasi-static and incremental strain-rate testing, and localization and shear-banding experiments.

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Amos Gilat, 2000. "Torsional Kolsky Bar Testing", Mechanical Testing and Evaluation, Howard Kuhn, Dana Medlin

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