Crash analysis and energy absorption characteristics of S-shaped longitudinal members

Elmarakbi, Ahmed, Long, Yee Xin and MacIntyre, John (2013) Crash analysis and energy absorption characteristics of S-shaped longitudinal members. Thin-Walled Structures, 68. pp. 65-74. ISSN 0263-8231

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This paper presents finite element simulations of the crash behavior and the energy absorption characteristics of thin S-shaped longitudinal members with variable cross-sections made of different materials to investigate the design of optimized energy-absorbing members. Numerical studies are carried out by simulation via the explicit finite element code LS-DYNA [1] to determine the desired variables for the design of energy-absorbing members. The specific energy absorption (SEA), the weight of the members and the peak force responses during the frontal impact are the main measurements of the S-shaped members' performance. Several types of inner stiffening members are also investigated to determine the influence of the additional stiffness on the crash behavior.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
K200 Building
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 17:15
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 15:15

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