Energy Absorption of Thin-Walled Composite Tubes Subjected Under Quasi-Static Compression

Haidar Fadhil Abbas Al-Qrimli, Hakim S. Sultan Aljibori, Fadhil Abbas M.

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Crushing energy has to sufficiently be absorbedin order to save the protections of passengers in a car accident.There have been a set of studies on the crushing energyabsorption of a fundamental construction in automobiles. Inthis paper, the purpose concerns the crashworthiness of thewidely used vehicle structure, triangular thin-walled tubes with±45º and 0/90º fiber orientation. An experimental investigationwas carried out to study the energy absorption characteristicsof thin-walled triangular tubes subjected to quasi-static axialloading to develop the optimum structural members. Notchshapes and structure modification applied to structural designhave nowadays been used to keep up the efficiency of energyabsorption. Such ideas may result in the reduction ofstructural stiffness and buckling or collapse can easily be donein impact. Four different numbers of layers (4, 6, 8 and 10) byusing woven roving glass fiber/ epoxy E-600 with two fiberorientation ±45º and 0/90º.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 Second International Conference on Computer and Network Technology
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781424469628
ISBN (Print)9781424469611, 9780769540429
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010


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