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.
|Title of host publication||Met Form and Impact Mech (William Johnson Commem Vol)|
|Number of pages||21|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 1985|