Expansion the scope of application of stands based on the split Hopkinson bar

The relevance of this work lies in the need to test low-density materials for dynamic compression in a laboratory equipped with a stand with a split Hopkinson rod. The purpose of the work is to modernize the test bench to enable the above tests, as well as to develop other ways to use benches of this type. The technical solutions proposed in the article can be applied in the field of testing materials and products subjected to extreme mechanical stress.

Keywords: split Hopkinson bar, Kolsky method, dynamic compression, testing, inertial loading


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