The effect of synchronization on the test results is explored by performing dynamic tensile tests on several continuous-fibre composite laminates. The results show that synchronization is key, because a delay of a single microsecond significantly affects the test outcome at high strain rates. Additionally, several upper limits on the maximum achievable strain rate of the experimental set-up are determined with the aid of a finite element model. These limits depend on the characteristics of the used equipment, the properties of the tested material and the chosen specimen dimensions.
193 Dynamic tensile testing of brittle composites using a hydraulic pulse machine: stress-strain synchronization and strain rate limits
Published: 27 May 2018 by MDPI AG in Proceedings of The Eighteenth International Conference of Experimental Mechanics in The Eighteenth International Conference of Experimental Mechanics
MDPI AG, Volume 2; 10.3390/ICEM18-05274
Keywords: Tensile properties, high strain rate, Data Reduction, Polymer composites, carbon/epoxy, glass/polyamide-6