A Direct Correlation of Strength With Impact Velocity in the Taylor Test

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P. P. Gillis

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506

S. E. Jones

Department of Engineering Mechanics, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487

J. Eng. Mater. Technol 111(3), 327-330 (Jul 01, 1989) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3226474 History: Received September 06, 1988; Revised January 14, 1989; Online September 15, 2009


This paper presents a method for analyzing the results of a Taylor impact test. From post-mortem measurements of final specimen length and final undeformed specimen length the dynamic material strength on impact, σo , is correlated with impact velocity, V , through the relation

σo = − Y − BV2
where Y and B are presumed to be material constants. This relation provides a rate-dependent constitutive law that is potentially useful in situations such as rod penetration, for example.

Copyright © 1989 by ASME
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