DYMAT 2009
Volume 1, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 227 - 233
Section Experimental Techniques
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 227-233
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009031

Experimental investigations of the dynamic behaviour of a low alloy structural steel S355K2G3

A. Lachaud, P. Hereil and J. Mespoulet

Thiot Ingenierie, La Croix-Blanche, Saint-Michel Loubéjou, 46130 Bretenoux, France

Published online: 15 September 2009

The dynamic behaviour of a low alloy structural steel has been investigated under different experimental conditions. Taylor tests, hat-shape tests, dynamic tensile tests and plate impact tests give experimental data in a strain rate range from 102 s−1 to 5·106 s−1. Comparisons between elastic limits and yield stresses in compression and in tension are discussed. It is found that this steel presents a rate dependent behaviour. Experimental data are utilized in a companion paper on the numerical simulations.

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