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Kolsky Bar – Split Hopkinson Bar

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.

Click the boxes below to learn more about our equipment and capabilities or contact our engineering team to learn more about what we have done for universities, research centers, commercial companies and more!

SHPB - Kolsky Bar
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Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar

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.

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REL Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar SURE-Launch

SURE-Test Systems

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High Strain Rate Testing

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.

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REL SHPB 65

Value Proposition

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…

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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…

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REL SHPB Videos
Videos
REL SHPB Gallery
Gallery
REL SHPB Reference
Reference
REL SHPB Software
Software
REL SHPB FAQs
FAQs
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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.

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REL Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar

Hopkinson Bar Gallery

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SHPB Reference Material

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.

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Open Source Sure-Pulse Software

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.

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SHPB Frequently Asked Questions

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