Advances in Experimental Impact Mechanics

Advances in Experimental Impact Mechanics

1st Edition - August 25, 2021

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  • Editor: Bo Song
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128233269
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233252

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Summarizing the latest advances in experimental impact mechanics, this book provides cutting-edge techniques and methods for designing, executing, analyzing, and interpreting the results of experiments involving the dynamic responses of materials and structures. It provides tailored guidelines and solutions for specific applications and materials, covering topics such as dynamic characterization of metallic materials, fiber-like materials, low-impedance materials, concrete and more. Damage evolution and constitutive behavior of materials under impact loading, one-dimensional strain loading, intermediate and high strain rates, and other environmental conditions are discussed, as are techniques using high temperature testing and miniature Kolsky bars.

Key Features

  • Provides cutting-edge techniques and methods for designing, executing, analyzing, and interpreting the results of experimental impact mechanics
  • Covers experimental guidelines and solutions for an array of different materials, conditions, and applications
  • Enables readers to quickly design and perform their own experiments and properly interpret the results
  • Looks at application-specific post-test analysis


Researchers and grad students in impact mechanics, dynamic behavior of materials, and related fields. Engineers involved in the development of sports equipment, protection gears, air and ground vehicles, and armor/anti-armor systems

Table of Contents

  • 1. Dynamic Tensile Characterization of Metallic Materials
    2. Dynamic Mechanical Characterization of Fiber-Like Materials
    3. Characterization of Damage Evolution and Its Influence on Mechanics Properties of Concrete Under Impact Loading
    4. Constitutive Behavior of Granular Materials Under High Rate of One-Dimensional Strain Loading
    5. Non-Parametric Extraction of the Constitutive Response of Low Impedance Materials Under High Strain Rates
    6. Miniature Kolsky Bars for High-Rate Testing
    7. Intermediate Strain Rate Testing
    8. Impact and High Strain-Rate Tests at High Temperature
    9. Small-Scale Experiments on Shock Wave Focusing in Two and Three Dimensions
    10. Simultaneous Full Field Stain and Temperature Measurements in High Strain Rate Testing
    11. Investigating Fracture Mechanisms in Opaque Materials Under Dynamic Loading Using High-Speed Synchrotron X-ray Imaging
    12. Materials Characterization at Hypervelocity Impact Conditions
    13. Frequency Analysis in Kolsky Bar Tests and Applications

Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: August 25, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128233269
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128233252

About the Editor

Bo Song

Dr. Song is currently Principal Member of Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories. He has been working in the areas of experimental mechanics and impact mechanics for over 20 years, and has published 1 book, 7 book chapters, over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference papers, as well as 12 internal technical reports. He is an Associate Editor of ‘Mechanics of Materials’ and ‘Journal of Dynamic Behavior of Materials and has served as Guest Editor of ‘Experimental Mechanics’ and been a technical reviewer for over 50 international journals. He has organized international conferences for American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), and the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). He has served as Secretary, Vice Chair and Chair of Dynamic Behavior of Materials Technical Division under SEM, is a fellow of ASME, a founding member of International Society of Ballistics (ISB), and a member of SEM and National Defense Industry Association (NDIA).

Affiliations and Expertise

Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

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