J. Phys. IV France 10 (2000) Pr9-179-Pr9-184
Symmetric Taylor testing procedures for material strength ranging from 400 to 2000 MPaH. Couque
Giat Industries, DSAM/DT/BTS, 7 route de Guerry, 18023 Bourges, France
Symmetric Taylor testing procedures to evaluate dynamic mechanical properties under uniaxial compression of a variety of materials including aluminum alloys, tungsten alloys and steels are described. For material strength greater than 800 MPa, symmetric Taylor testing involved Teflon sabots deforming along with the Taylor specimens. For low strength materials, 400-800 MPa, the test is conducted with Teflon ring supports that can be easily crushed. The testing procedures have been validated though numerical simulation of tests conducted with a tungsten alloy and an aluminium alloy.
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