Yielding at Varying Loads Rates

by Jr. DiGioia,
R.G. Crum,

Serial Information: Journal of the Engineering Mechanics Division, 1962, Vol. 88, Issue 3, Pg. 45-74

Document Type: Journal Paper


Yield strength of several aluminum alloys were determined experimentally under rates of stress application ranging from 4×105 psi/sec to 19×106 psi/sec; at room temperature (290 K), explosive, impact testing apparatus was constructed specifically for this purpose; yield strengths predicted by theory are found to be in good agreement with experimental values, indicating that dislocation theory provides accurate means of predicting yield strength.

Subject Headings: Loading rates | Strength of materials | Equipment and machinery | Aluminum (material) | Impact tests | Explosions | Alloys | Agreements and treaties | Temperature effects

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