LDTF - A LARGE DYNAMIC TEST FACILITY FOR THE INVESTIGATION OF THE DYNAMIC BEHAVIOUR OF STRUCTURES
The construction of a large dynamic test facility has been completed at JRC Ispra. The machine is designed for a maximum load of 5 MN and can test to rupture steel specimens of up to 5000 mm**2 cross-section and 1m length at strain rates of 5-100 s**-1. Preliminary tests have demonstrated the operability of the device and have also been used to calibrate a 1-D numerical model of the machine. A series of systematic tests on austenitic steel specimens, either virgin or containing defects, such as welds or notches, has been started.
Bibliographic Reference: 8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL MECHANICS IN REACTOR TECHNOLOGY, BRUXELLES (BELGIUM), AUG. 19-23, 1985 WRITE TO CEC LUXEMBOURG, DG XIII/A2, POB 1907 MENTIONING PAPER E 32067 ORA
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Record Number: 1989123089300 / Last updated on: 1987-01-01
Available languages: en