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Development of material models to predict the crashworthiness of tubes

Sudharsan, Ranjani, Mullins, J., Rolfe, B. and Hodgson, P. 2009, Development of material models to predict the crashworthiness of tubes, in AutoCRC Conference 2009 : Smarter, Safer, Cleaner, Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology Ltd (AutoCRC), Melbourne, Vic., pp. 1-12.

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Title Development of material models to predict the crashworthiness of tubes
Author(s) Sudharsan, Ranjani
Mullins, J.
Rolfe, B.ORCID iD for Rolfe, B. orcid.org/0000-0001-8516-6170
Hodgson, P.
Conference name Auto Cooperative Research Centre. Conference (2009 : Melbourne, Vic.)
Conference location Melbourne, Vic.
Conference dates 5 Mar. 2009
Title of proceedings AutoCRC Conference 2009 : Smarter, Safer, Cleaner
Editor(s) AutoCRC Project Review Committee
Publication date 2009
Conference series Auto Cooperative Research Centre Conference
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Automotive Technology Ltd (AutoCRC)
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Keyword(s) metallic tubes
composites
strain-rate
crashworthiness
Summary Metallic tubes have been extensively studied for their crashworthiness as they closely resemble automotive crash rails. Recently, the demand to produce light weight yet safer vehicles has led to the need to understand the behaviour of novel materials such as composites, metallic foams and sandwich structures durign a crash. This paper presents a method to predict the crashworthiness of structural components using material modes. The material factors that most affect the crushing response are determined and quantified by developing and validating the crushing of a square tube model in Abaqus. The inputs from the model are used to construct a simple, physically realistic constitutive model and new test methods for predicting the material behaviour at high strain rates using low test speeds. These material models enable a designer to predict the crash behaviour of a structure without the need to perform extensive physical tests, thus reducing the time and cost of development.
ISBN 9780646509952
Language eng
Field of Research 090204 Automotive Safety Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Related work DU:30042597
Copyright notice ©2009, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30023888

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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