Innovative energy absorbing composite tubes incorporating extension-torsion coupling, stitch ripping, and foam crushing

Chandrashekhar Tiwari, Edward Smith, Charles E. Bakis

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

A lightweight energy absorbing device consisting of two extension-twist-coupled, concentric, cylindrical composite tubes with opposite angle of fibers is presented. The tubes are stitched to each other by threads and a lightweight foam filling is placed inside the inner tube. At certain values of axial force, the stitches rip and the foam crushes dissipating energy. Wide dimensionality of the design parameters ensures that the device can obtain attractive force-displacement characteristics and energy absorbing behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUTAM Symposium on Multi-Functional Material Structures and Systems - Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Multi-Functional Material Structures and Systems
Pages269-278
Number of pages10
Volume19
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
EventIUTAM Symposium on Multi-Functional Material Structures and Systems - Benguluru, India
Duration: Dec 10 2008Dec 12 2008

Publication series

NameIUTAM Bookseries
Volume19
ISSN (Print)18753507

Other

OtherIUTAM Symposium on Multi-Functional Material Structures and Systems
CountryIndia
CityBenguluru
Period12/10/0812/12/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Innovative energy absorbing composite tubes incorporating extension-torsion coupling, stitch ripping, and foam crushing'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Tiwari, C., Smith, E., & Bakis, C. E. (2010). Innovative energy absorbing composite tubes incorporating extension-torsion coupling, stitch ripping, and foam crushing. In IUTAM Symposium on Multi-Functional Material Structures and Systems - Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Multi-Functional Material Structures and Systems (Vol. 19, pp. 269-278). (IUTAM Bookseries; Vol. 19). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3771-8-27