Compressive deformation behaviors of aluminum alloy in a SHPB test

Jong Tak Kim, Sung Choong Woo, Jin Young Kim, Tae Won Kim

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Structures are often subjected to various types of loading such as static, dynamic, or impact loading. Therefore, experimental and numerical methods have been employed to find adequate material properties according to the conditions. The Split-Hopkinson pressure bar (SHPB) test has frequently been used to test engineering materials, particularly those used under high strain rates. In this study, the compressive deformation behaviors of aluminum alloy under impact conditions have been investigated by means of the SHPB test. The experimental results were then compared with those of finite element analyses. It was shown that reasonably good agreement with the true stress-strain curves was obtained at strain rates ranging from 1000 s -1 to 2000 s -1. When the strain rate increased by 30%, the peak stress in particular increased by 17%, and the strain also increased by 20%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)617-622
Number of pages6
JournalTransactions of the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers, A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun 1



  • Deformation behavior
  • Finite element analysis
  • SHPB(Split-hopkinson pressure bar)
  • Strain rate

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