SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1997

Computer-Controlled High Strain Rate Compression Test System


A computer-controlled 100 kN high strain rate compression test system was developed for hot deformation experiments at up to 1300 °C under controlled strain rates between 0.01 s-1 and 200 s-1. The design implements a number of schemes tailored for high strain rate testing. These relate to the servo-hydraulics, mechanical fixtures, and controls. It incorporates “green” features such as low power pump, air-cooled heat exchanger, and a mechanical fuse to protect the load frame assembly and transducers from overloads.

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Venkatesh, CS
National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India
Prakash, RV
National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India
Sunder, R
BiSS Research, Malleswaram, Bangalore, India
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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 99–110
DOI: 10.1520/STP11543S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5361-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2416-5