Crushing modes of aluminium tubes under axial compression
Pled, Florent, Yan, Wenyi and Wen, Cui`e 2007, Crushing modes of aluminium tubes under axial compression, in Proceedings of the 5th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics : 10-12 December 2007, Brisbane, Australia, Engineers Australia, Brisbane, Qld., pp. 178-183.
A numerical study of the crushing of circular aluminium tubes with and without aluminium foam fillers has been carried out to investigate their buckling behaviours under axial compression. A crushing mode classification chart has been established for empty tubes. The influence of boundary conditions on crushing mode has also been investigated. The effect of foam filler on the crushing mode of tubes filled with foam was then examined. The predicted results would assist the design of crashworthy tube components with the preferred crushing mode with the maximum energy absorption.