Piezoresistance Response of Manganin Foils: Experiments and Analysis

  • Satish C. Gupta
  • Y. M. Gupta


The objective of the present work was to understand the response of the manganin foil gauges,1 oriented parallel and perpendicular to the wave front, in shock wave experiments. We carried out experiments in which the gauges were subjected to well characterized stress waves up to 100 kbar to obtain the gauge response on impact loading and to determine the hysteresis effect on unloading. We then modeled the experimental results using the theoretical model developed earlier.2, 3 A brief summary of the experimental and theoretical results is presented in this paper.


Shock Front Resistance Change Hysteresis Effect Bhabha Atomic Research Projectile Velocity 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Satish C. Gupta
    • 1
  • Y. M. Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1.Shock Dynamics Laboratory Department of PhysicsWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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