Research on mechanical and sensoric set-up for high strain rate testing of high performance fibers

R Unger, P Schegner, A Nocke, C Cherif
2017 IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering  
Within this research project, the tensile behavior of high performance fibers, such as carbon fibers, is investigated under high velocity loads. This contribution (paper) focuses on the clamp set-up of two testing machines. Based on a kinematic model, weight optimized clamps are designed and evaluated. By analyzing the complex dynamic behavior of conventional high velocity testing machines, it has been shown that the impact typically exhibits an elastic characteristic. This leads to barely
more » ... eads to barely predictable breaking speeds and will not work at higher speeds when acceleration force exceeds material specifications. Therefore, a plastic impact behavior has to be achieved, even at lower testing speeds. This type of impact behavior at lower speeds can be realized by means of some minor test set-up adaptions.
doi:10.1088/1757-899x/254/14/142021 fatcat:rzuexgfhq5fgbha4vvrqgczxw4