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1 Loading states 33 reader is referred to the engineering texts for a full discussion of these effects when they are not. Pulses rise to peak stress at different rates within materials, and a feature of the dynamic loading of materials is that, in general, a material has a greater strength the faster a load is applied. One reason for this behaviour is that the rise of the loading pulse is on the same timescale as the dissipation processes that define inelastic behaviour of whatever form. The standard mathematical description that may be applied to a material thus relates its yield strength to the variation of the strain rate applied.

Thus the scale on which the deformation is considered determines the validity of the definition used. In contrast, the true stress, based on the actual cross-sectional area of the specimen, yields a stress–strain curve that increases continuously up to fracture. 1 Loading states 35 measurement is also based on instantaneous measurements, the curve that is obtained is known as a true stress–true strain curve, also known as a flow curve. 1) In what follows, stress and strain will be used as shorthand for engineering stress (σ ) and engineering strain (ε) when applied to shock, since deformation is generally small.

One pair are for the unshocked materials whilst the others are displaced by varying amounts along the strain axis corresponding to the effective plastic strains given in Eq. 3). An expression for the volumetric strain, V /V0 can be recovered from the conservation relations for shock discussed later in this chapter. 2(b) show that the material has strengthened as a result of the shock impulse. 3. There must then be a compressive force applied down the third to compress the block down this, and only this axis.

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