Energy Absorption Capability of 3D Braided-Textile Composite Tubes with Rectangular Cross Section
Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRPs) are now under research as crush element because of its contribution in energy absorption. The 3D-textile braiding was introduced in this study as a reinforcement form of fibers. The CFRP square tubes with rectangular cross section were tested in quasi-static experiments. The results show that 3D structure was effective in holding back the propagation of the central crack and the composite tube with a design on the corners could perform better energy absorption capability.
J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang
Y. Q. Yang et al., "Energy Absorption Capability of 3D Braided-Textile Composite Tubes with Rectangular Cross Section", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 581-584, 2007