Development of a multiscale test method for the investigation of strain rate dependent material properties of high-performance fibers

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For investigations on material behavior at higher strain rates (more than 100 1/s and less than 1000 1/s), no method has yet been described for high-performance fibers due to their low elongation at break. The expected elongation at break determines the maximum distance that can be covered until the test speed has been reached during the acceleration phase. This shortens the time available for accelerating the sample as well as for recording of the forces. It will be shown that, with the help of a rotary drive, it is possible to characterize the material behavior even at higher strain rates. This drive allows the optional adjustment of the testing speed between 10 and 100 m/s, thus, in combination with specimen lengths of 100 to 200 mm, strain rates of 50 to 1000 1/s can be achieved.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2018 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherApplied Mechanics Laboratory
ISBN (electronic)9781510896932
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

SeriesEuropean Conference on Composite Materials: Composites Meet Sustainability (ECCM)


Title18th European Conference on Composite Materials
Abbreviated titleECCM 18
Conference number18
Duration25 - 28 June 2018
Degree of recognitionInternational event

External IDs

ORCID /0000-0001-7698-9095/work/142659520
ORCID /0000-0002-5984-5812/work/142660226


ASJC Scopus subject areas


  • High-performance fibers, Material properties, Strain rate