Kolsky Bar (SHPB) Equipment, High Strain Rate Testing, and Open Source Testing Software
REL is your best resource for custom development of a Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar or Kolsky Bar. With over 15 years of manufacturing Hopkinson bars and in-house testing, we have the experience and engineering team to meet your needs. We offer in-house testing services or can create a customized Kolsky bar system to meet your needs. With our own custom designed Split Hopkinson Pressure bars called, Sure-Test SystemsTM we include cameras, specimen heaters, data acquisition, bar types (tension, compression, torsion), and customize to size.
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Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar
REL manufacturers Split Hopkinson Pressure Bars (Kolsky Bars), and offers in-house testing services. REL will customize the Hopkinson bar to your needs.
High Strain Rate Testing
REL has a Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar Laboratory complete with test material preparation, X-Ray, SEM, and for testing and evaluation of new methods.
Conceptually the testing apparatus of a typical SHPB system is not complex so there is a question whether a SHPB system can be built in-house by a machine shop…
Tech Support and Training
REL’s SHPB technical understands that each customer’s application tends to be different and unique. Therefore, the project engineer assigned to the project, upon system order, is the main contact for system installation…