Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Y. S. Tai and  M. Y. Huang and  H. T. Hu
%D 2012 
%J  International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 65, 2012
%T Numerical Modeling of Steel-Composite Hybrid Tubes Subject to Static and Dynamic Loading
%U http://waset.org/publications/5336
%V 65
%X The commercial finite element program LS-DYNA was employed to evaluate the response and energy absorbing capacity of cylindrical metal tubes that are externally wrapped with composite. The effects of composite wall thickness, loading conditions and fiber ply orientation were examined. The results demonstrate that a wrapped composite can be utilized effectively to enhance the crushing characteristics and energy absorbing capacity of the tubes. Increasing the thickness of the composite increases the mean force and the specific energy absorption under both static and dynamic crushing. The ply pattern affects the energy absorption capacity and the failure mode of the metal tube and the composite material property is also significant in determining energy absorption efficiency.

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