Practicalization of SHPB Systems presented at SEM 2016

The Practicalization of SHPB testing was developed over the years to build understanding of critical variables in the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) testing of materials. We all have said and heard statements like, ‘The strain gage needs to be mounted perfectly’, ‘The test was run at a strain rate of 1500’, ‘Make sure you lubricate your bars to minimize friction’, and on and on. Getting started in the lab we hear these things and never fully understand them. This presentation was developed by a bunch of novice test engineers to aid the reader in startup, test understanding, testing possibility, and to put some brackets around what can be found from the test results that are produced. Please enjoy the presentation and let your mind explore the possibilities of using SURETest Systems for your next dynamic test requirements.