On obtaining material properties from the ring compression test

T. Yella Reddy*, S. R. Reid

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A simple theory for the large deformation of a tube compressed diametrically between rigid plates is described. This enables the load-deflection curve, maximum tensile strain in the tube wall and other features of the deformation to be deduced. The application of this theory to the ring compression test is described and its possible modification to account for more complex material behaviour than that assumed in the basic model is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)257-263
Number of pages7
JournalNuclear Engineering and Design
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1979


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