Energy absorbing capacities of braced metal tubes

S. R. Reid*, S. L.K. Drew, J. F. Carney

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The collapse and energy dissipation characteristics of metal tubes braced with tension members are considered experimentally and load bounding techniques are employed to estimate collapse loads of such tubes. The results are applied in the full scale crash testing of a vehicle impact attenuation device composed of clusters of steel tubes and subjected to high speed roadway collisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)649-667
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Mechanical Sciences
Issue number9-10
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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