Influence of the fastening between thread–test samples in the stress–strain curves in tensile dynamic tests


A Hopkinson tensile bar has been numerically simulated by means of the commercial software ABAQUS, with different gaps between the sample and the incident and the transmitted bars. This simulated a poor adjustment in the preparation of the tests and observed the effect the measurements of the stress of the incident, reflected and transmitted bars might have in the results of the stress–time and strain–time curves, as well as in the stress–strain curve of an aluminum sample. It is verified that the gap may significantly affect the elastic limit to be obtained from the dynamic tests and the expected results of the ultimate stress and deformation, and also affect the sample stress–strain curve to a large extent. We also concluded in the importance that is necessary in the testing equipment for a dynamic characterization of materials, in this case, the equipment for dynamic tensile testing.

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The author expresses his gratitude to CEU San Pablo University (Madrid, Spain) for the provided means and infrastructure. The author also wishes to express his gratitude to the Engineering Department of the University Carlos III from Madrid and the Project CEU-Banco Santander (Ref: MVP19V14) provided by CEU San Pablo University and financed by Banco Santander

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González-Lezcano, R., López-Fernández, E., Cesteros-García, S. et al. Influence of the fastening between thread–test samples in the stress–strain curves in tensile dynamic tests. J Braz. Soc. Mech. Sci. Eng. 42, 39 (2020) doi:10.1007/s40430-019-2131-y

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  • Dynamic tests
  • Mechanical characterization
  • Numerical simulations
  • Finite elements
  • Experimental mechanics