Impact-Induced Temperature Rise in a Thermovisco-Plastic Rod

[+] Author and Article Information
D. W. Nicholson

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J. 07030

J. Pressure Vessel Technol 108(4), 535-538 (Nov 01, 1986) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3264828 History: Received July 16, 1985; Revised October 21, 1985; Online November 05, 2009


A solution is presented for stress, strain and temperature rise in a long rod subject to axial impact by a small rigid mass. The rod material is described by a bilinear thermoviscoplastic constitutive model. The rod response is assumed to be adiabatic, so that inelastic work is completely converted into heat. The general solution is derived using Laplace transforms, and a numerical inversion technique is formulated. Calculations are presented in a case typical of commercially pure titanium. It is hoped that this solution will serve as a “benchmark” for validating general purpose impact codes such as EPIC-II.

Copyright © 1986 by ASME
Your Session has timed out. Please sign back in to continue.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In