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Mechanical testing equipment for material characterization

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November 19, 2019
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A mechanical testing apparatus for a specimen is presented. The mechanical testing apparatus comprises a drop table system and a Hopkinson bar. The drop table system has a drop carriage. The Hopkinson bar is positioned parallel to a motion of the drop carriage and connected to the drop table system by the specimen.
December 1, 2016
G01N 3/303 (20060101); G01N 3/30 (20060101);
GOVERNMENT LICENSE RIGHTS This invention was made with United States Government support under Contract No. DE-AC04-94AL85000 between Sandia Corporation and the United States Department of Energy. The United States Government has certain rights in this invention.