The results of a series of quasi-static and dynamic axial crushing tests on a range of fibre-reinforced tubes are described. Both empty tubes and tubes filled with polyurethane foam were tested. The failure mechanisms as well as the load-deflection characteristics are described. The effects of foam-filling in terms of increased stability and greater energy absorption capacity are emphasised.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1991|
|Event||Proceedings of the 14th Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition - Houston, TX, USA|
Duration: 20 Jan 1991 → 23 Jan 1991
|Conference||Proceedings of the 14th Annual Energy-Sources Technology Conference and Exhibition|
|City||Houston, TX, USA|
|Period||20/01/91 → 23/01/91|