Picture of athlete cycling

Open Access research with a real impact on health...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde's Open Access research outputs. Strathprints provides access to thousands of Open Access research papers by Strathclyde researchers, including by researchers from the Physical Activity for Health Group based within the School of Psychological Sciences & Health. Research here seeks to better understand how and why physical activity improves health, gain a better understanding of the amount, intensity, and type of physical activity needed for health benefits, and evaluate the effect of interventions to promote physical activity.

Explore open research content by Physical Activity for Health...

Characterising performance of automotive materials at high strain rate for improved crash design

Wood, Paul and Schley, C.A. and McGregor, I and Dutton, T. and Bloomfield, M. and Bardenheier, R. (2006) Characterising performance of automotive materials at high strain rate for improved crash design. In: EURODYMAT 2006 - 8th International Conference on Mechanical and Physical Behaviour of Materials under Dynamic Loadin, 2006-09-11 - 2006-09-15.

Full text not available in this repository. Request a copy from the Strathclyde author

Abstract

This paper investigates the effect of specimen geometry on the measured dynamic mechanical properties of a high strength sheet steel material derived from tensile testing at 15 m/s on a high speed servo-hydraulic test machine. In this study, stochastic modelling is used extensively to support experimental investigations. The current objective is to develop a tensile specimen design and test procedure, which more closely matches the capabilities of the new IARC high speed test machine, to enable accurate and precise measurement of tensile mechanical properties over a range of strain rates up to 600 s - 1.