Experimental Mechanics

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 159–160 | Cite as

Experimental determination of impact force vs. displacement curves

Impact force vs. displacement records of impact loadings are now readily determinable using common electronic laboratory instruments
  • Frederick W. Dauer


This short application paper describes an experimental technique used by the author to determine impact force vs. displacement curves for such materials as paper, rubber and plastic. The technique utilizes fairly common electronic laboratory instruments that have wider uses than the specific application described herein.


Rubber Mechanical Engineer Fluid Dynamics Experimental Technique Experimental Determination 
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© Society for Experimental Mechanics, Inc. 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederick W. Dauer
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  1. 1.Consulting ServicesBoulder

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