Open Source High Strain Rate Testing Software
REL has released its SURE-Pulse software under the GNU General Public License, version 3.0 (GPL-3.0). SURE-Pulse was originally written to be a high throughput testing software to handle REL’s in house high strain rate testing with their Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar system. Due to its cross platform, non-proprietary and open source nature, REL hopes that SURE-Pulse will become the standard method of calculating test analysis in high strain rate testing. REL is seeking engagement in the SURE-Pulse project from the academic community to standardize and increase transparency of high strain rate calculations.