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Prediction of energy absorption of Al-based FGM crash box under quasi-static and dynamic loading

Zainal Abidin, M. R. and Jamian, Saifulnizan and Muhd Nor, Nik Hisyamudin (2014) Prediction of energy absorption of Al-based FGM crash box under quasi-static and dynamic loading. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 557-561. ISSN 1662-7482

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In this study, simulations of quasi-static and dynamic loading on the Al functionally graded materials (Al FGM) crash boxes are carried out. The FGM crash box is fabricated by heat treatment method. Five different crash boxes, namely FGM0, FGM1, FGM2, FGM3 and FGM4 for the different heat treatment temperatures of 25, 500, 520, 540 and 560 °C, respectively are investigated. The simulation results of quasi-static loading test show that FGM1 has the maximum force of 97.515 kN and the highest specific energy absorption (SEA), 33.029 kJ/kg. As for dynamic loading test, FGM3 has recorded the highest maximum force, 59.379 kN and FGM2 has recorded the highest SEA, 24.17 kJ/kg. It can be concluded that the SEA of crash box is increased by introducing FGM concept.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: aluminum (Al); crash box; functionally grade material (FGM)
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: 01 Apr 2015 09:08
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 09:08
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6436
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