Results are reported from an experiment involving photographic observation of constant-velocity transverse impact on long wires of annealed pure copper, two pure aluminums, and an aluminum alloy. Predictions of deformation are made assuming the quasi-static stress-strain curve governs behavior. Consistency with experimental observations is examined. Predictions are based on a closed-form solution to the problem, which is shown to be a compounding of two simple wave solutions of the governing equations. Predictions are consistent with observations for the aluminum alloy even under conditions of moderate or high static prestrain. The two pure aluminums and the copper show consistency at low but not at high strain levels. Highest strain levels reached were in the range 0.06–0.14.

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