This paper presents a method for analyzing the results of a Taylor impact test. From post-mortem measurements of final specimen length and final undeformed specimen length the dynamic material strength on impact, σo, is correlated with impact velocity, V, through the relation
$σo=−Y−BV2$
where Y and B are presumed to be material constants. This relation provides a rate-dependent constitutive law that is potentially useful in situations such as rod penetration, for example.
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