Measuring Strength at Ultrahigh Strain Rates

  • Tracy J. VoglerEmail author
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Part of the Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series book series (CPSEMS)


The use of uniaxial strain ramp loading experiments to measure strength at extremely high strain rates is discussed. The technique is outlined and issues associated with it are examined. Results for 6061-T6 aluminum are presented that differ from the conventional view of strain rate sensitivity in aluminum alloys.


Flow Stress High Strain Rate Strain Rate Sensitivity Strain Rate Dependence Uniaxial Strain Compression 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Sandia National LaboratoriesLivermoreUSA

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