Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 10–16

An experimental method for determining the dynamic contact law

  • James F. Doyle
Article

Abstract

An experimental method is investigated whereby the strain response from an impacted beam is sufficient to determine the contacting force. Once the force is known, it is shown how the contact law can be determined. Experimental results for an impacted aluminum beam are demonstrated.

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© Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • James F. Doyle
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  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsPurdue UniversityWest Lafayette

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