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Shimadzu Review 76[1・2] (2019.8)
In the transportation equipment market, high-strength plastics and composite materials are being used to replace metals. This is to improve fuel efficiency by reducing weight and to improve safety in collisions. The demand for strength evaluations of these materials and the components they are used in is also increasing. In addition, in new material development arena, high-speed impact test data is being used for CAE (Computer Aided Engineering). This article introduces the performance and features of the “HITS-X” series of high-speed impact testing machines.
Keywords: High-speed impact test, CAE, Test rate dependence, Plastic material, Composite material
1Testing Machines Business Unit, Analytical & Measurement Instruments Division, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan
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