SeniorDesignOrg-2011fall-T2-ProjectSummary - SENIOR DESIGN...

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EML 4551 • Ethics and Senior Design Organization • Fall 2011 Florida International University • Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering • Miami SENIOR DESIGN ORGANIZATION PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS Fall 2011 TORSIONAL SPLIT HOPKINSON BAR OPTIMIZATION A PROJECT SPONSORED BY THE US AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB Team 2: Lorraine Fuentes, Jonathan Gomez-Leon, Camilo Trujillo The Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) is currently facing some challenges regarding their Torsional Split Hopkinson (Kolsky) Bar. Such apparatus is used to propagate a torsional wave through an incident bar, reaching a specimen, making the wave load the specimen and partially reflect back as well as partially be transmitted through the transmitter bar. This simplified process has as its objective to determine the load and deformation history of the specimen in order to obtain various mechanical properties of the material in question such as shear stress and strain by being subjected to high strain rates in the orders of 10
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