EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 183, 2018DYMAT 2018 - 12th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||07 September 2018|
Experimental methodology for the measurement of plasticity on metals at high strain-rates
Imperial College London, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
2 AWE Plc, Materials Science, RG7 4PR, Aldermaston, Reading, United Kingdom
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 7 September 2018
An experimental methodology has been developed for the tensile characterisation of ductile isotropic metals at high strain-rate. This study includes the region beyond plastic instability or necking, which is rarely analysed for conventional applications. The research explores an imaging technique used to track the geometry of the specimen during tensile tests and calculate true local values of stress and strain by applying Bridgman theory . To improve the quality of the images taken at high strain-rate an in-situ high speed shadowgraph technique has been developed, and to obtain better results from the images a sub-pixel accuracy edge detection algorithm has been implemented. The technique has been applied to an austenitic stainless steel. Its tensile behaviour has been assessed by testing round samples at strain-rates ranging from quasi-static to ~103 s-1. The results obtained with the proposed methodology have been validated by comparison with more conventional techniques such as video-extensometer and digital image correlation in the pre-necking region and good performance even at the highest strain-rate tested has been proved.
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