Prof. W.Proud: Elasto-plastic waves and loading platforms

Abstract. This series of seminars will review the basics of dynamic loading techniques focusing on the relationship between strain-rate and material behaviour, Quasi-static loading, drop-weight, Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar, Taylor Impact and Plate Impact will be introduced. This will be followed by a review of current diagnostic techniques for studying nominally 1D, 2D and 3D deformation and stress histories of materials. The series will then turn to materials of a heterogeneous nature or behavior: granular materials, granular composites, polymers, biological materials.
Some of the lectures of Prof. W. Proud were prepared on the basis of articles, links are here:

Review of experimental techniques for high rate deformation and shock studiesand shock studies

Elastic Wave Propagation in MaterialsMaterials