Numerical investigation on the effect of specimen gripping arrangement on dynamic shear characterization using Torsion Split Hopkinson Bar
Department of Aerospace Engineering, IIT Bombay, India
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Published online: 9 September 2021
Torsion Split Hopkinson Bar (TSHB) is widely used in the dynamic shear characterization of material under pure shear loading. In TSHB, tubular specimens with either circular or hexagonal flanges are used. The specimens with circular flanges are generally bonded using adhesive to the incident and transmission bars. The specimens with hexagonal flanges are gripped into the hexagonal holders that are fixed onto incident and transmission bars. In the current study, numerical simulations are carried out to see the effect of gripping arrangements on the dynamic shear characterization quality. Numerical experiments with three gripping configurations are studied—the first gripping configuration with a direct bond (numerically-tie) between specimen and bars. The second configuration with the specimen gripped by hexagonal holders fixed to bars. The third configuration with specimen directly gripped into the incident and transmission bars having hexagonal slots.
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