High-strain-rate test system
Staff - September 1, 2005
A fully integrated servohydraulic test system, the VHS 8800 performs a wide range of high-strain-rate testing, including tensile, puncture, compression, and flexure of materials, joints, and components. It uses high-performance actuators, specially designed test fixtures, and low-inertia/high-resonant frequency load measurement systems to achieve strain rates of up to 1000–1. The system's ability to perform tests from quasi-static to high speed allows materials and components to be characterized over a full range of strain rates using a single instrument. Dynamic load capacities range from 25 kN to 100 kN with velocities of up to 25 m/s. Instron, www.instron.com.