Impact response of tubular structure with internally stacked circular rings / Naziratie Assrinie Assan...[et al.]

Assan,, Naziratie Assrinie and Ab. Ghani, Amir Radzi and Ramly, Ramzyzan (2019) Impact response of tubular structure with internally stacked circular rings / Naziratie Assrinie Assan...[et al.]. Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE), 16 (3). pp. 1-15. ISSN 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X


During collision, occupants and structures experience serious injuries and damages due to high impulsive force and poor impact energy absorption. Performance of energy absorption can be improved by selecting a suitable structure and material. A good crashworthiness structure should have low Initial Peak Force (IPF), high Crush Force Efficiency (CFE) and high Specific Energy Absorption (SEA). This paper introduces a new design that consists of stacked circular tubes within a square column which will be subjected to axial impact loading. The impact results were compared to static analysis of previous study in terms of IPF, CFE, SEA and DAF. Simulation results were validated by experiment before on embarking simulation parametric study. The experiment was conducted using the Drop Hammer Machine, Instron Dynatup 8250. Simulation results show good agreement with the experimental results. The increase in IPF and SEA were influenced by inertia compared to static at the same crush distance. Critical parameters were determined to give the best crushing performance among stacked tubes designs. From this study, it can be concluded that the best crushing performance depends on the dominant structure, amount of plastic hinge and structure stiffness.


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Assan,, Naziratie Assrinie
Ab. Ghani, Amir Radzi
Ramly, Ramzyzan
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Journal of Mechanical Engineering (JMechE)
ISSN: 1823-5514 ; 2550-164X
Volume: 16
Number: 3
Page Range: pp. 1-15
Keywords: impact analysis, energy absorption, stacked tubes
Date: 2019
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