International Journal of Civil and Structural Engineering

Volume 3 Issue 2 2012          Pages: 367 - 379                         << Previous      Next>>

Comparative large deformations studies on circular tubes

Author Information:

Ram Ranjan Sahu1, Pramod Gupta2
1- PhD scholar, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee, India and Assistant General Manager in Engineering Research Centre of TATA Motors-Pune, through Tata Technologies, Pune, India
2- Associate Professor, Civil Engineering Department, IIT Roorkee, India (PhD guide of "1")


This paper describes the large deformation phenomenon and compares the plastic energy absorption of tubes, for the different phenomenon. Experiments were conducted on circular aluminum tubes having typical external diameter of 25.5 mm and thickness 2 mm. Generally the tube lengths were 100mm. Also 50mm lengths were chosen to see the length effect on the deformation phenomenon. Numerical analysis was performed to simulate the different phenomenon. A good agreement was observed between experimental data and numerical simulation. The force-stroke curves of different deformation modes are discussed in detail. Various characteristics associated with large deformation are explored and discussed. Based on these experimental studies, best energy absorption phenomenon is found.

Keywords: Large deformations, fixtures, energy absorption, plastic deformation, force-stroke


Copyright: © 2012 by the author(s), licensee Integrated Publishing Association. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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