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Crushing simulation of foam-filled aluminium tubes

Yan, W., Durif, E., Yamada, Y. and Wen, Cui`e 2007, Crushing simulation of foam-filled aluminium tubes, Materials transactions, vol. 48, no. 7, pp. 1901-1906.

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Title Crushing simulation of foam-filled aluminium tubes
Author(s) Yan, W.
Durif, E.
Yamada, Y.
Wen, Cui`e
Journal name Materials transactions
Volume number 48
Issue number 7
Start page 1901
End page 1906
Publisher Japan Institute of Metals
Place of publication Sendai, Japan
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1345-9678
Keyword(s) porous materials
crashworthy component
energy absorption
aluminium foam
Summary A numerical study is presented in this paper to investigate the energy absorption of foam-filled aluminium tubes during crushing. The post-buckling mode of the foam-tube structures has been successfully simulated. The predicted compressive load-displacement is in a good agreement with experimental results. The energy absorption ability of the composite structure due to plastic deformation in a crushing process is evaluated by comparison with the tube structure without foam. The results indicate that the energy absorption of a foam-filled tube structure is superior to the tube without foam. The influences of the friction and the geometric parameters of the structure on the energy absorption have also been investigated. Results from this study will assist automotive industry to design crashworthy components based on foam-filled tubes.
Language eng
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, The Japan Institute of Metals
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Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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