Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : Abdul Hassan Whaib, Mohammad

Dynamic Failure Mode And Impact Energy Absorption of Filament-Wound Square Cross-Section Composite Tubes

Mohammad Abdul Hassan Whaib; Hussain J. Al-Alkawi

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2010, Volume 28, Issue 14, Pages 4874-4889

In the present work simulation of impact response using LS-DYNA explicit
finite element code is described to investigate the crash behavior and energy absorption characteristics of square glass fiber reinforced plastic tubes, subjected to impact load. Filament-wound tubes with two layers [+45º, -45º] were fabricated and tested. The experimental crushing characteristics data are compared with the obtained numerical results, showing good agreement. The effect of geometrical parameters, winding angle and the failure mode on the energy absorption
characteristics are also investigated.