Stress Strain Curves from the Ring Test

  • A. N. Bramley
  • N. A. Abdul


A new procedure for the establishment of stress strain curves from the ring test is described. The underlying upper bound theory, due to Avitzur, has been used to produce a very practical calibration chart for easy reduction of experimental data. The validity of the technique has been assessed by conducting ring tests and tensile/compression tests on cold aluminium and hot steel. It has also been shown that varying friction conditions and continuous or series testing methods do not invalidate the technique.


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© Macmillan Publishers Limited 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Bramley
    • 1
  • N. A. Abdul
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringLeeds UniversityUK
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringLagos UniversityNigeria

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