Numerical Simulation of a Collapsible Non-linear Structure Subjected to Impacts

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Sek, Michael A (2008) Numerical Simulation of a Collapsible Non-linear Structure Subjected to Impacts. Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 6 (2). pp. 135-141. ISSN 1448-4846


A numerical model for the simulation of dynamic compression of a collapsible multilayer structure subjected to transient compressive excitation is described and tested. It is shown that impacts induce a chaotic collapse of crumple layers. The simulations predict shock pulses and intralaminar forces. Simulated shock pulses that a free-falling impactor is subjected to, and the corresponding animated deformation histories of the layers, are compared with the highspeed videography. Cushioning performance maps and shock response spectra maps obtained from the simulations are presented. The use of collapsible structures for cushioning applications is discussed.

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Subjects Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Historical > FOR Classification > 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Historical > SEO Classification > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Keywords ResPubID15130, structural engineering, numerical models, simulations of dynamic compression, collapsible multilayer structures, impacts, shock pulses, intralaminar forces, free-falling impactors, collapsible structures, cushioning applications, video recording
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