The effect of cone angle on composite tubes subjected to axial loading

Haidar Fadhil Abbas Al-Qrimli, Karam S. Khalid, Fadhil A. Mahdi

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An experimental study of natural fiber cones that were compressed is discussed in this work. One of the main objectives is to comprehend the deformation and its corresponding mechanism of composites under axial loadings. The results from this work included load-displacement plots, initial and maximum failures, and average failure loads, all of which will help us determine parameters associated with crashworthiness. This led us to conclude that geometry is influential upon energy absorption. The highest value of specific energy absorption was determined to be 0.276 kJ/kg, which was from a cone lacking sharp angles, rendering it suitable as parts of automobiles.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)351-363
Number of pages13
JournalBritish Journal of Applied Science and Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 16 Feb 2015


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