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An Improved Load Introduction Technique for Dynamic Material Characterisation at Intermediate Strain Rate

Institute of Structures and Design, German Aerospace Center, Pfaffenwaldring 38-40, 70569 Stuttgart, Germany
Advanced Composites Research Group (ACRG), School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, University Road, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
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Presented at the 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, Brussels, Belgium, 1–5 July 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(8), 381;
Published: 9 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Proceedings of ICEM 2018)
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Dynamic properties at intermediate strain rate are inherently difficult due to the dynamic interactions between the test specimen and the test machine. These effects obscure the interpretation of test results and therefore can make the derivation of the material properties difficult and unprecise. Soft materials can be used within load introduction devices to mitigate the inertia effect that typically occurs in dynamic tests. In this paper, dynamic tensile tests were performed within the strain rate range of 0.1 s−1 to 400 s−1 on high strength steels. With the aim of evaluating the performance of damping materials in the slack adaptor, copper and acrylic tapes were used. Experimental results show that both damping materials may be used to effectively reduce the oscillations in the measured force signal. The outcome of this project will provide the test procedure for dynamic testing at intermediate strain rates, which can produce reliable test results for materials with low failure to strain.
Keywords: intermediate strain-rate; testing method; slack adaptor intermediate strain-rate; testing method; slack adaptor
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Yoo, S.; Schueler, D.; Brodbeck, M.; Toso, N.; Catalanotti, G.; Voggenreiter, H. An Improved Load Introduction Technique for Dynamic Material Characterisation at Intermediate Strain Rate. Proceedings 2018, 2, 381.

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