In the investigation detailed in this paper, the tensile strength, the yield strength, and the breakage energy of test specimens (cold-rolled steel and dural) were measured while the specimens were being broken by a force applied at a high rate of speed in a commercial high-velocity impact-testing machine. The dynamic tensile strength, the dynamic yield strength and the dynamic breakage energy were found to be higher than the static values up to the maximum impact velocities of these tests (100 fps). The paper contains: (1) A presentation of some results of these tests. (2) A description of the technique used. (3) A description of the analysis used.

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