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Publication Citation: Kolsky Bar With Electrical Pulse Heating of the Sample

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Author(s): Eric P. Whitenton; Michael Kennedy; Matthew A. Davies; Gerald V. Blessing; Brian S. Dutterer; Richard L. Rhorer; Howard W. Yoon; Lyle E. Levine; Richard J. Fields; D Basak; Timothy J. Burns;
Title: Kolsky Bar With Electrical Pulse Heating of the Sample
Published: June 01, 2003
Abstract: The accuracy of simulations for modeling of machining processes is often limited due to insufficient knowledge of the material properties during machining, which can involve strain rates on the order of 104 per second or higher, plus rapid material heating. By adapting a traditional Kolsky bar (split-Hopkinson pressure bar) to an existing electrical-heating materials test facility, we have developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) the capability to provide high strain-rate, stress-strain data for rapidly preheated metal samples. By electrically heating the sample in ~500 ms immediately before the mechanical impact, we limit possible microstructural changes in the sample, and a stress-strain relationship can be determined at different temperatures for various test materials. The paper will discuss the design and construction of this new Kolsky bar facility and present preliminary data obtained from pulse heated dynamic tests.
Conference: Society of Experimental Mechanics Annual Meeting
Proceedings: Proceedings of Society for Experimental Mechanics, Society of Experimental Mechanics Annual Meeting
Location: Charlotte, NC
Dates: June 2-4, 2003
Keywords: dynamic material properties;Kolsky Bar;machining simulation
Research Areas: Metrology and Standards for Manufacturing Processes