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. With over 15 years of manufacturing 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 Hopkinson bar system to your needs. With our 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.
Open Source Testing Software
REL has open sourced its SURE-Pulse software. SURE-Pulse was originally written to be a high throughput testing software to handle REL’s in house high strain rate testing with their Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar system.
Split Hopkinson Bar Videos
View REL’s state of the art high speed video of the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar in action. These videos show examples of what can be done with the Split Hopkinson Bar.
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.
SHPB Reference Material
Click for references for the theory, setup, calibration, gage mounting, sample testing and software instructions for users performing high strain rate testing on materials using a SHPB.