Constitutive Relations under Impact Loadings

Experiments, Theoretical and Numerical Aspects

  • Tomasz Łodygowski
  • Alexis Rusinek

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 552)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Ángel Arias, Jorge López-Puente, José Antonio Loya, David Varas, Ramón Zaera
    Pages 137-207
  3. Ryszard B. Pęcherski, Kinga Nalepka, Teresa Frąś, Marcin Nowak
    Pages 245-285

About this book


The book describes behavior of materials (ductile, brittle and composites) under impact loadings and high strain rates. The three aspects: experimental, theoretical and numerical are in the focus of interest. Hopkinson bars are mainly used as experimental devices to describe dynamic behavior of materials. The precise description of experimental techniques and interpretation of wave interaction are carefully discussed. Theoretical background refers to rate dependent thermoviscoplastic formulation. This includes the discussion of well posedness of initial boundary value problems and the solution of the system of governing equations using numerical methods. Explicit time integration is used in computations to solve dynamic problems. In addition, many applications in aeronautic and automotive industries are exposed.


Explicit Computations High Velocity Loading Hopkinson Bar Rate Dependency Thermal Softening

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomasz Łodygowski
    • 1
  • Alexis Rusinek
    • 2
  1. 1.Poznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland
  2. 2.National Engineering School of MetzMetzFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM Udine 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1767-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1768-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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