Effect of foam filling on the dynamic axial crushing of thin-walled conical tubes

Ahmad, Zaini, Thambiratnam, David P., & Tan, A. (2008) Effect of foam filling on the dynamic axial crushing of thin-walled conical tubes. In Mahendran, Mahen (Ed.) 5th International Conference on Thin-walled Structures : ICTWS 2008 : Innovations in Thin-walled Structures, 18 - 20 June 2008, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Comprehensive numerical simulations using non-linear finite element code were conducted to investigate the crush behaviour of thin-walled conical tube filled with aluminium foam. This paper numerically studies the effect of foam filling on the crush and energy absorption responses under axial dynamic loading condition using validated numerical model. Influence of varying the wall thickness, semi-apical angles, foam density, impact mass and impact velocity on the energy absorption capacity of the tube is also examined in the parametric study. Results show excellent absorbing capacity of foam-filled conical tube when compared to empty conical tube. Some design information and useful concluding remarks pertaining to the design of foam-filled conical tubes are presented.

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ID Code: 14162
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: For more information, please refer to the conference's website (see hypertext link) or contact the author.
Keywords: Conical tube, Foam, filled, Energy absorption, Impact loading, Axial crushing, Finite element
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > TECHNOLOGY (100000)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:43

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