Effect of cross sectional shape on the energy absorbing characteristics of a tube under quasi-static loading

J. S.Mohamed Ali, Kassim A. Abdullah, Yulfian Aminanda

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Abstract

In this study, numerical simulation of tubes of various cross section under axial compression is carried out using LS-DYNA. The effect of varying configurations of tube crosssection shape on the deformation response, collapse mode and energy absorption characteristics of tubes under quasi-static axial compression have been studied. The validation of the finite element tube model was made by comparison with the experimental results of the square tube subjected to quasi-static axial compression. Tabulated results are presented and plots have been included for the specific energy absorption for different cross sections. The study provides an insight on ways to increasing energy absorption of light weight aluminium tubes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Pages334-338
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, ICME 2012 - , Malaysia
Duration: Nov 20 2012Nov 21 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume315
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, ICME 2012
Country/TerritoryMalaysia
Period11/20/1211/21/12

Keywords

  • Axial collapse
  • Crashworthiness
  • Energy absorption
  • Lightweight tubes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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