Paper Title:

Impact Response and Energy Absorption of Aluminium Foam-Filled Tubes

Periodical Applied Mechanics and Materials (Volumes 152 - 154)
Main Theme Mechanical Engineering and Materials
Chapter Chapter 1: Material Science and Engineering
Edited by Wen Jin
Pages 436-439
DOI 10.4028/
Citation Yang An et al., 2012, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 152-154, 436
Online since January 2012
Authors Yang An, Cui E Wen, Peter D. Hodgson, Chun Hui Yang
Keywords Dynamic Model, Energy Absorption, Foam-Filled Tube, Impact Response, Specific Absorbed Energy
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The effect of foam fillers on the impact behaviour and energy absorption of an aluminium tube is investigated. Both experimental test and computational simulation are employed in current study. For comparison, hollow tubes and foams are also tested, respectively. Foam filler is found to be ineffective in increasing the crushing loads of the composite tubes over the simple superposition of the crushing loads of hollow tube and foam. Also, foam filler increases the tendency for the concertina mode of folding. The foam fillers of tubes additionally result in increasing the SAE values over those of hollow tubes.