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A study on bending behaviours of aluminium foam-filled tubes

An,Y, Yang,CH and Hodgson,P 2014, A study on bending behaviours of aluminium foam-filled tubes, Applied mechanics and materials, vol. 620, pp. 413-416, doi: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.620.413.

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Title A study on bending behaviours of aluminium foam-filled tubes
Author(s) An,Y
Yang,CH
Hodgson,P
Journal name Applied mechanics and materials
Volume number 620
Start page 413
End page 416
Publisher Trans Tech Publications
Place of publication Pfaffikon, Switzerland
Publication date 2014
ISSN 1660-9336
1662-7482
Keyword(s) Bending behaviour
Failure mode
Finite element modelling
Foam-filled tube
Three-point bending
Science & Technology
Technology
Engineering, Industrial
Engineering, Mechanical
Materials Science, Multidisciplinary
Engineering
Materials Science
ENERGY-ABSORPTION
CONICAL TUBES
Summary In the study, the strengthening effect of aluminium foam in thin-walled aluminium tubes subject to bending load in investigated experimentally and numerically. Bending tests are conducted on foam filler, hollow tube and foam-filled tube. The finite element method is used as well to get deeper insight into the crush failure modes via focusing on the influence from wall thickness of the tube. The obtained information is useful to optimally design foam-filled tubes as energy absorbing devices in automotive engineering. The optimisation results can be implemented to find an optimum foam-filled tube that absorbs the same energy as the optimal hollow tube but with much less weight. © (2014) Trans Tech Publications, Switzerland.
Language eng
DOI 10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.620.413
Field of Research 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio Economic Objective 861199 Basic Metal Products (incl. Smelting
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2014, Trans Tech Publications
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071973

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Institute for Frontier Materials
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