Impact response and energy absorption of aluminium foam-filled tubes

An, Yang, Wen, Cui'e, Hodgson, Peter and Yang, Chunhui 2012, Impact response and energy absorption of aluminium foam-filled tubes, Applied mechanics and materials, vol. 152-154, pp. 436-439.

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Title Impact response and energy absorption of aluminium foam-filled tubes
Author(s) An, Yang
Wen, Cui'e
Hodgson, Peter
Yang, Chunhui
Journal name Applied mechanics and materials
Volume number 152-154
Start page 436
End page 439
Total pages 4
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Place of publication Stafa-Zurich, Switzerland
Publication date 2012
ISSN 1660-9336
Keyword(s) foam-filled tube
impact response
energy absorption
dynamic model
specific absorbed energy
Summary The effect of foam fillers on the impact behaviour and energy absorption of an aluminium tube is investigated. Both experimental test and computational simulation are employed in current study. For comparison, hollow tubes and foams are also tested, respectively. Foam filler is found to be ineffective in increasing the crushing loads of the composite tubes over the simple superposition of the crushing loads of hollow tube and foam. Also, foam filler increases the tendency for the concertina mode of folding. The foam fillers of tubes additionally result in increasing the SAE values over those of hollow tubes.
Language eng
Field of Research 099999 Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland
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