J. Cirne, R. Dormeval, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 134 (2006) 731-737
BAGHEERA: A new experimental facility at CEA / Valduc for actinides studies under high dynamic loadingG. Roy, F. Llorca, G. Lanier, S. Lamalle, J. Beaulieu, P. Antoine and P. Martinuzzi
CEA/Valduc, 21120 Is-sur-Tille, France
Published online: 26 July 2006
This paper is a technical presentation about a new experimental facility recently developed at CEA/Valduc, BAGHEERA, a French acronym for “Hopkinson And High Speed Experiments Glove Box”. This facility is used since mid-2003 to characterize the physical and mechanical behaviour of actinides under high dynamic loadings. For this purpose, four basic experimental devices are confined inside a single glove box: a 50 mm bore diameter single stage light gas gun, two compression and torsion split Hopkinson bars (SHPB and TSHB respectively) and a Taylor test device (TTD). Design and technical data on the experimental equipment are addressed, with a particular emphasis on the gas gun specific features due to actinide applications.
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