CFRP-wrapped hollow steel tubes under axial impact loading

Batuwitage, C. and Fawzia, S. and Thambiratnam, D. P. and Tafsirojjaman, T. ORCID: and Al-Mahaidi, Riadh and Elchalakani, Mohamed (2018) CFRP-wrapped hollow steel tubes under axial impact loading. In: 16th International Symposium for Tubular Structures (ISTS 2017), 4-6 Dec 2017, Melbourne, Australia.


CFRPs are widely used in the automobile industry and civil engineering applications. However, the structural behaviour of CFRP-wrapped steel hollow sections under axial impact loading is not yet fully understood. This paper evaluates the effect of impact mass on the axial impact behaviour of CFRP-wrapped steel hollow square sections. FE models were developed using LS-DYNA explicit finite element code and validated using exist-ing experimental data. The axial impact behaviour of the tubes was evaluated by studying the responses to peak impact force, axial deflection and energy absorption. Appropriate results are presented and the trends discussed.

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Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2021 06:12
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 00:38
Uncontrolled Keywords: axial impact; civil engineering applications; explicit finite element codes; hollow square; hollow steel; peak impact forces; steel hollow section; structural behaviour
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090503 Construction Materials
09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090506 Structural Engineering
09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400509 Structural dynamics
40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400510 Structural engineering
40 ENGINEERING > 4016 Materials engineering > 401602 Composite and hybrid materials
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