Ahmad, Z. and Thambiratnam, D. P. (2009) Crushing response of foam-filled conical tubes under quasi-static axial loading. Materials & Design, 30 (7). pp. 2393-2403. ISSN 02613069
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2008.10.017
Foam-filled thin-walled tubes are considered to be desirable energy absorbers under axial loading due to their higher energy absorption compared with empty tubes. This paper treats the axial crushing and energy absorption response of foam-filled conical tubes under quasi-static axial loading, using non-linear finite element models. Influence of important parameters such as wall thickness, semi-apical angle and density of foam filler was investigated and the results highlight the advantages of using foam-filled conical tubes as energy absorber. Results also indicate that the crush and energy absorption performances of conical tubes are significantly enhanced by foam filling. The primary outcome of the study is new research information and development of empirical relations which will facilitate the design of foam-filled conical tubes as energy absorbers in impact applications.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||conical tube, foam-filled, axial crushing, energy absorption, finite element|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
|Deposited By:||S.N.Shahira Dahari|
|Deposited On:||22 Jul 2011 01:55|
|Last Modified:||22 Jul 2011 01:55|
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