Verification of Taylor Impact Test by Using Force Sensing Block


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In the Taylor impact test, obtained strain rate becomes in a range of 103~105/s corresponding to penetration of space debris to a space structure. According to this test, a stress value can be calculated by theoretical formulae. However, the formulae include some assumptions and the external force acting on a specimen is not directly measured by using the formulae. In the past study, the split Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) is employed instead of a use of a rigid wall which the specimen collides. However, there are two difficulties on this method. The first one is to be a similar range of measurable strain rate to the SHPB technique and the second is to require a sufficiently-large space for a testing apparatus. In contrast, by introducing a force sensing block, the apparatus becomes compact and longer measurable time is realized compared with the SHPB technique. Therefore, the stress value can be measured with higher precision since an extensive range of strain rate can be measurable. In this study, to enhance the precision of the test, it is suggested that the force sensing block is placed just behind the rigid wall for a direct measurement of a time history of external force.



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Yeong-Maw Hwang and Cho-Pei Jiang




F. Iwasaki et al., "Verification of Taylor Impact Test by Using Force Sensing Block", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 626, pp. 444-449, 2015

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August 2014




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