EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 250, 2021DYMAT 2021 - 13th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Modelling & Numerical Simulation|
|Published online||09 September 2021|
An alternative method for the measurement of mechanical properties at intermediate strain rates: a numerical study
Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (DIISM), Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, 60121 Ancona, Italy
2 Department of Industrial and Information Engineering and Economics (DIIIE), Università degli Studi dell’Aquila, Piazzale Ernesto Pontieri, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 9 September 2021
A feasibility study of an innovative apparatus for dynamic characterization of materials at intermediate strain rates is presented. The working principle is based on the Split Hopkinson bar, but the wave propagation occurs through properly sized springs. The system is designed to generate and transmit tension or compression waves having a low propagation speed, in order to reduce the specimen strain rate at the impact. At first, a simplified theory is presented for the estimation of longitudinal wave speed in springs as a function of the main engineering parameters of the coil dimensioning. Then, a preliminary sizing of the apparatus is proposed based on basic considerations of wave propagation theory. Finally, a numerical model of a compression test is presented as a proof-of-concept.
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