Image-Based Inertial Impact Tests on an Aluminum Alloy

Image-Based Inertial Impact Tests on an Aluminum Alloy


This paper presents the development of a novel inertial test for the identification of non-linear parameters for elasto-plastic constitutive models at high strain rates. After briefly presenting the principle of the approach using the virtual fields method, the experimental implementation is detailed. Using the virtual fields method, the yield stress and hardening modulus of aluminum 6082-T6 were identified.


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Ms. Sarah Dreuilhe acknowledges the support of EPSRC for partial funding through a Doctoral Training Grant. Dr. Frances Davis and Prof. Fabrice Pierron acknowledge support from EPSRC through grant EP/L026910/1. Prof. Fabrice Pierron also expresses gratitude to the Wolfson Foundation for support through a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.