The European Physical Journal Special Topics

, Volume 225, Issue 2, pp 231–242 | Cite as

Strain rate change tests with the Split Hopkinson Bar method

  • M. IsakovEmail author
  • J. Kokkonen
  • K. Östman
  • V.-T. Kuokkala
Regular Article
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Dynamic Behaviour of Materials at High Strain Rates: Experiment, Modelling and Simulation


In this paper, methods to produce rapid strain rate changes for strain rate sensitivity measurements in Split Hopkinson Bar arrangements are presented and discussed. Two different cases are considered: a strain rate change test within the high strain rate region in compression, and a tension test incorporating a large strain rate jump directly from the low strain rate region to high strain rates. The former method is based on the loading wave amplitude manipulation, while the latter method is based on the incorporation of a low strain rate loading device into a Tensile Split Hopkinson Bar apparatus.


High Strain Rate European Physical Journal Special Topic Strain Rate Change Incident Wave Amplitude Strain Rate Jump 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Isakov
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Kokkonen
    • 1
  • K. Östman
    • 1
  • V.-T. Kuokkala
    • 1
  1. 1.Tampere University of Technology, Department of Materials ScienceTampereFinland

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