Resistance of steel-concrete sandwich tubes to penetration

G. G. Corbett*, S. R. Reid, S. T.S. Al-Hassani

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The ability of steel-concrete-steel sandwich tubes to resist local lateral loads has been investigated experimentally. Two types of loading were employed: quasi-static, by means of a 12.7 mm diameter hemispherically tipped punch, and dynamic, by means of a 12.7 mm diameter hemispherically tipped projectile fired from a compressed air gun. The performance of tubes with skin thicknesses of 1 mm and filler thicknesses of 10, 20 and 38 mm was measured in terms of energy absorption capabilities and compared with the equivalent performance of monolithic steel tubes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-203
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Impact Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990

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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