J. Cirne, R. Dormeval, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 134 (2006) 813-818
A modified split Hopkinson pressure bar for toughness testsN. Granier and T. Grunenwald
Commissariat à l'Énergie Atomique, Centre de Valduc, 21120 Is-sur-Tille, France
Published online: 26 July 2006
In order to characterize material toughness or to study crack arrest under dynamic loading conditions, a new testing device has been developed at CEA/Valduc. A new Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) has been modified: it is now composed of a single incident bar and a double transmitter bar. With this facility, a notched specimen can be loaded under three points bending conditions. Qualification tests with titanium and steel notched samples are presented. Data treatment software has been adapted to estimate the sample deflection as a function of time and treat the energy balance. These results are compared with classical Charpy experiments. Effect of various contact areas between specimen and bars are studied to point out their influence on obtained measurements. The advantage of a “knife” contact compared to a plane one is then clearly demonstrated. All results obtained with this new testing device are in good agreement and show a reduced scattering.
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