Design and application of an instrumented falling weight impact tester

@inproceedings{Wnuk1981DesignAA,
  title={Design and application of an instrumented falling weight impact tester},
  author={Andrew Julian Wnuk and Thomas Charles Ward and James E. Mcgrath},
  year={1981}
}
Within the past decade, instrumented impact testers have become important tools for characterizing the response of polymers to short term loads. Unlike conventional test equipment which yield only the fracture energy, the instrumented devices are capable of providing detailed force vs time plots of the impact process. An instrumented falling weight impact tester is described which is equipped with an accelerometer which permits direct observation of the weight's deceleration as it strikes and… CONTINUE READING