The indentation behaviour of carbon fibre composite tubes-experiments & modelling

Sudharsan, Ranjani, Rolfe, Bernard F. and Hodgson, Peter D. 2010, The indentation behaviour of carbon fibre composite tubes-experiments & modelling, Materials science forum, vol. 654-656, pp. 2616-2619.

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Title The indentation behaviour of carbon fibre composite tubes-experiments & modelling
Author(s) Sudharsan, Ranjani
Rolfe, Bernard F.ORCID iD for Rolfe, Bernard F. orcid.org/0000-0001-8516-6170
Hodgson, Peter D.
Journal name Materials science forum
Volume number 654-656
Start page 2616
End page 2619
Total pages 4
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Place of publication Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland
Publication date 2010-06-30
ISSN 0255-5476
Keyword(s) carbon fibre composite tubes
crashworthiness
side impact
Summary Metallic tubes have been extensively studied for their crashworthiness as they closely resemble automotive crash rails. Recently, the demand to produce lighter weight, yet safer vehicles has led to the need to understand the crash behaviour of novel materials, such as fibre reinforced polymer composites, metallic foams and sandwich structures. This paper discusses the static indentation response of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) tubes. The side impact on a CFRP tube involves various failure mechanisms. This paper highlights these mechanisms and compares the energy absorption of CFRP tubes with similar Aluminium tubes. The response of the CFRP tubes during bending was modelled using ABAQUS finite element software with a composite fabric material model. The material inputs were given based on standard tension and compression test results and the in-plane damage was defined based on cyclic shear tests. The failure modes and energy absorption observed during the tests were well represented by the finite element model.
Language eng
Field of Research 090204 Automotive Safety Engineering
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Related work DU:30042597
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Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30034399

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