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FIRE System

FIRE System

FIRE stands for Fully Instrumented Ring Expansion; it combines up to six channels of velocimetry with the ability to precisely measure current and voltage from the power supply. This is compatible with both Electromagnetic Actuators as well as Exploding Wire Actuators.



Limitations of FIRE Systems

There are a few limitations, such as twinning occuring, and it cannot be performed beyond strain rates of about 10^5 s^-1. The only other limitations are the capabilities of the instrumentation (like a PDV) that is being used.


The FIRE system can improve the hardness of metals, as well as expanding them (as shown below).

FIRE Ductility and sample data



Related Links:

-PDV Page

Related Videos:

-Conformal Joining