Extending the annular in-plane torsional shear test specimen to applications at high strain rates
Blast Impact & Survivability Research Unit (BISRU), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa
2 Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics (CERECAM), Department of Mechanical Engineering, UCT, South Africa
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Published online: 9 September 2021
In-plane torsional shear testing is a well-established material testing technique in the metal forming community. The corresponding specimen is designed to be machined from sheet metal with a continuous annular shear zone intended to deform in simple shear. Consequently, there are no geometric discontinuities or “edge-effects” to induce volumetric changes or instabilities with the result that large true plastic strains up to 1.0 can be achieved. This paper presents an extension of the in-plane torsional shear test to the dynamic regime. Dynamic experiments were performed using a torsional split Hopkinson bar (TSHB) on specimens manufactured from Al 1050 H14. The experimental results show that the adopted technique can be used to determine the material behavior accurately and reliably in the dynamic regime.
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