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Energy absorption and crushing behaviour of foam-filled aluminium tubes

Yamada, Yasuo, Banno, Takumi, Xie, Zhenkai and Wen, Cui`e 2005, Energy absorption and crushing behaviour of foam-filled aluminium tubes, Materials transactions, vol. 46, no. 12, pp. 2633-2636.

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Title Energy absorption and crushing behaviour of foam-filled aluminium tubes
Author(s) Yamada, Yasuo
Banno, Takumi
Xie, Zhenkai
Wen, Cui`e
Journal name Materials transactions
Volume number 46
Issue number 12
Start page 2633
End page 2636
Publisher Japan Institute of Metals
Place of publication Sendai, Japan
Publication date 2005
ISSN 1345-9678
Keyword(s) porous materials
concertina mode
foam-filled metal tubes
aluminium foam
diamond mode
interaction effect
Summary The crushing behaviour and energy absorption of foam filled aluminium tubular structures were investigated using the quasi-static compressive tests. The crushing behaviour of the tubular structures changed due to foam filling. The energy absorption of the foam filled tubular structures was improved significantly. Foam filling caused an interaction effect between the tube and the foam during progressive crushing, leading to an increase in the mean crushing load compared to that of the foam or tube itself. This interaction effect might be affected by several parameters such as the density of the foam, the properties of both the foam material and tube material, and the thickness and outer diameter of the tube. In particular, the interaction effect essentially depended on the ratio of the mean crushing force of the foam to that of the tube.
Language eng
Field of Research 091207 Metals and Alloy Materials
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, The Japan Institute of Metals
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