Journal Published Online: 01 July 1995
Volume 23, Issue 4

A Compact Testing System for Dynamic Fracture Studies



Development of a compact instrumented impacting apparatus for dynamic fracture studies designed on the lines of a swing pendulum machine is described. Salient features of the system and instrumentation calibration procedures are presented. The dynamic characteristics of the system are explained with the aid of a simple inertial model. Results of dynamic fracture experiments conducted on aluminum 6061 alloy and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) are discussed.

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Marur, PR
ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, India
Simha, KRY
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Nair, PS
ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore, India
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Stock #: JTE10424J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE10424J