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Crushing behaviour of empty steel tubes under eccentric loading

Ismail, M. A. and Ismail, Al Emran (2014) Crushing behaviour of empty steel tubes under eccentric loading. In: International Conference on X-Ray & Related Technique in Research and Industry (ICXRI2014), 11-13 August 2014 , Johor Bahru, Johor.


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This paper present describes numerically the tube response subjected to eccentric loading. The finite element program ANSYSILS-DYNA was applied to use in tube crush eccentric simulation. According to literature story, convergence amount of work on axial application loading can be found. However, lack of work in the crashworthiness crushing on eccentric loading was identified. Consequently, this deficiency hinders the success of ANSYSILS-DYNA program in such applications. Therefore, eccentric loading on crashworthiness study was .preferred. They were two improved parameters were studied such as the tube geometry and eccentric loading. According to the present result, the behaviour of crashworthiness expected increased when ellipse tube geometry was introduced. However, when eccentric loading were increased, the crashworthiness performance decreased. The mean crushing force can be demonstrated effectively to crashworthiness behaviours and energy absorption capability of the tubes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: eccentric loading; energy absorption capability
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2014 07:34
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2014 07:34
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5880
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