Dynamic Crushing of Hexagonal Honeycombs under In-Plane Loading
The in-plane dynamic crushing of hexagonal honeycombs was numerically studied by means of explicit dynamic finite element method using ANSYS/LS-DYNA. Under the assumption that the edge length and thickness were the same, the metal honeycomb models filled with convex and concave cells were established. And then the effects of expanding angle and impact velocity on the plateau stress and the energy absorption capacities of hexagonal honeycombs were discussed in detail. Numerical results show that the energy absorption capacities of convex hexagonal honeycombs are stronger than the concave ones. These results will provide some useful guides for the dynamic energy absorption design of cellular materials.
Yiyi Zhouzhou and Qi Luo
X. C. Zhang "Dynamic Crushing of Hexagonal Honeycombs under In-Plane Loading", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 79, pp. 83-86, 2011