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Failure Characterization Of Clamped Aluminium Plates Under Pulse Pressure Loading

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU000291

Volume

48

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

1,017 kb

Author(s)

G.S. Smart & O.K. Schleyer

Abstract

An experimental study has been conducted to characterize the failure of pulse loaded aluminium plates with clamped boundary conditions. The plates were 0.5 m square by 1 mm and 0.5 mm thick. The aim of this work was to induce tensile rupture of the plates at the boundary, a mode II type failure, using novel dynamic loading techniques. Previous work has focused on the characterization of impulsively loaded plates. The purpose of this paper is to present the results of static and dynamic tests on thin, clamped aluminium plates and show that the same divisions of failure previously observed in experiments with impulsive loading also applies to the pulse pressure loading of plates. The necking process which occurs before the onset of mode II failure was observed around the entir

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