Design and Simulation of Insert to Measure Dynamic Sliding Friction in a Split-Hopkinson Pressure Bar
Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663, Los Alamos, NM 87544, USA
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Published online: 9 September 2021
Interfacial friction is a key aspect to understanding and modelling dynamic processes in which materials interact. However, friction is a complex phenomenon that depends on a multitude of factors, including sliding velocity. Understanding how friction behavior changes as a function of sliding rate is thus crucial for accurately simulating dynamic processes. Recent literature has shown that the split-Hopkinson pressure bar can be adapted for friction measurements associated with high sliding rates. The present work introduces an insert designed to be transferrable between a quasi-static load frame and a compression split-Hopkinson bar, enabling friction measurements across a wide range of sliding velocities (10-4 – 20 m/s). Here, the split-Hopkinson pressure bar setup is modelled using a multiphysics research code (FLAG), developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), to identify and reduce potential issues in the configuration prior to experimental implementation.
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