A. Niknejad and G. H. Liaghat and A. H. Behravesh and H. Moslemi Naeini Theoretical Investigation of the Instantaneous Folding Force during the First Fold Creation in a Square Column
1105 - 1110
2008
2
10
International Journal of Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Mechatronic and Manufacturing Engineering http://waset.org/publications/6355
http://waset.org/publications/22
World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
In this paper, a theoretical formula is presented to
predict the instantaneous folding force of the first fold creation in a
square column under axial loading. Calculations are based on analysis
of “Basic Folding Mechanism" introduced by Wierzbicki and
Abramowicz. For this purpose, the sum of dissipated energy rate under
bending around horizontal and inclined hinge lines and dissipated
energy rate under extensional deformations are equated to the work rate
of the external force on the structure. Final formula obtained in this
research, reasonably predicts the instantaneous folding force of the first
fold creation versus folding distance and folding angle and also predicts
the instantaneous folding force instead of the average value. Finally,
according to the calculated theoretical relation, instantaneous folding
force of the first fold creation in a square column was sketched
versus folding distance and was compared to the experimental results
which showed a good correlation.
International Science Index 22, 2008