On the elastic-plastic deformation of cantilever beams subjected to tip impact

S. R. Reid*, X. G. Gui

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Following the earlier study by Symonds and Fleming [Int. J. Impact Engng 2, 1-36 (1984)], this paper examines certain features of the deformation of an elastic-plastic cantilever beam carrying a tip mass which is subjected to a short pulse loading. The role of elastic deformation in establishing the final distribution of deformation is described and the extent to which rigid-plastic analysis models the deformation process is discussed. Attention is drawn to the experimental support which exists for the predictions of the elastic-plastic analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-127
Number of pages19
JournalInternational Journal of Impact Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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