Accession Number:

ADA250569

Title:

University Research Initiative - Center for Ultrahigh Dynamic Performance Materials (Equipment)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1986-31 Dec 1989

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN DIEGO LA JOLLA DEPT OF APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-12-31

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

As part of UCSDs URI on Ultrahigh Dynamic Performance Materials, the ARO award included a 600,000 equipment grant for developing state-of-the-art high-strain-rate testing facilities at UCSD. Under this support the following facilities have been developed 1 Small broached gas gun, capable of both normal and oblique plate-impact testing, together with both displacement and velocity interferometric facilities. 2 Large gas gun for normal plate impact experiments. 3 Compression Hopkinson bar with dedicated data acquisition and analysis system. 4 Tension Hopkinson bar. 5 Torsion Hopkinson bar. 6 Miscellaneous data acquisition systems including a Le Croy and a flash X-ray unit. These facilities were designed and constructed whenever possible, at UCSD. They include a number of innovative high-strain-rate testing techniques. Included in this report is a brochure entitled The Experimental Facilities of the Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials which includes brief descriptions and photographs of many of the instruments reported herewith. Compression, tension, torsion, ultrahigh dynamic.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guns

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE