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Adiabaticity of high strain rate compression testing using the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Apparatus

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dc.contributor.advisor Kaminski, David
dc.contributor.author Walton, Frank Stewart
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-20T20:49:57Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-20T20:49:57Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/74
dc.description vi, 74 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en
dc.description.abstract In the development of explosively formed projectiles (EFPs), researchers are faced with the problem of testing prospective metals at high strain rates. So far it has been assumed that, relative to the cooling time, the deformation time is practically instantaneous indicating that the test is adiabatc: none of the heat generated within the metal is lost to conduction. In this paper we construct a model that subtracts out the effects of kinetic energy and uses specific heat as a function of temperature. In this way we can focus on the energy change in the specimen that can be attributed to temperature and determine just how adiabatic the high strain rate test is. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Arts and Science, 1997 en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Materials at high pressures en
dc.subject Materials -- Testing en
dc.subject Metals -- Testing en
dc.subject Strength of materials en
dc.title Adiabaticity of high strain rate compression testing using the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Apparatus en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science
dc.publisher.department Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
dc.degree.level Masters


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