DYMAT 2009
Volume 2, 2009
DYMAT 2009 - 9th International Conference on the Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loading
Page(s) 1133 - 1138
Section Micro-Structural Effects
Published online 15 September 2009
DYMAT 2009 (2009) 1133-1138
DOI: 10.1051/dymat/2009158

High rate mechanical properties of Dyneema in compression

S.M. Walley, D.J. Chapman, D.M. Williamson, M.J. Morley, T.W. Fairhead and W.G. Proud

SMF Fracture and Shock Physics Group, Cavendish Laboratory, J.J. Thomson Avenue, CB3 0HE Cambridge, UK

Published online: 15 September 2009

The dynamic compressive properties of Dyneema have been investigated using a dropweight machine. The mechanical behaviour was monitored using high-speed photography and a force transducer. There was considerable variation in behaviour shot-to-shot, but all the specimens of this material were observed to shatter in this apparatus. Stress-time plots showed multiple failures on a timescale of approximately 0.2 ms interval.

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