METAL TUBES AS IMPACT ENERGY ABSORBERS.

S. R. Reid*

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Abstract

Recent work concerned with the plastic crushing of metal tubes is reviewed. The three basic modes of collapse, lateral compression, axial compression and transverse loading of tubular beams are examined. Attention is focused on the behavior of filled tubes under axial compression and transverse bending as examples of interactive modes. Tube splitting and the tubular ring energy absorber are then considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMet Form and Impact Mech (William Johnson Commem Vol)
PublisherPergamon Press
Pages249-269
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)0080316794
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1985

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    Reid, S. R. (1985). METAL TUBES AS IMPACT ENERGY ABSORBERS. In Met Form and Impact Mech (William Johnson Commem Vol) (pp. 249-269). Pergamon Press.