Temperature Dependent Dynamic Response of High-Density Polyurethane Foams

Published: 4 May 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/x6b72k59xn.1


This data corresponds to work done by Daniel Morrison for a Master of Science degree at the Colorado School of Mines, focused on understanding temperature and time dependencies, and understanding microstructure damage on open-cell, polyurethane foams.


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This work was performed using a uni-axial drop tower with two accelerometers attached to the top drop mass surface. The drop mass was a 2.2kg steel plate that measured 6x6inches. It was dropped from a height of .35m on a sample that measured 30x30x12.7mm. Imaging was done with a Photron SA5 fast cam camera at 10,000fps. Accelerometers used in this work were a 200g 10mv/g ICP accelerometer and a 5000g 1mv/g ICP accelerometer. Triggering was done using a laser-gate system connected to a Lecroy Osciloscope. Further information on this experimental design can be found in the paper submitted to Singer, under the same name.


Colorado School of Mines


Polymer Characterization Techniques, Health Protection


Office of Naval Research