Lateral Crushing of New Design Cross-Sections


Omar Abdulhasan Lafta*, Minah Mohammed Fareed


Al-Musaib Technical College, Al-Furat Al-Awsat Technical University, Babel, Iraq

Corresponding Author Email: omarabdulhasanlafta@atu.edu.iq

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Energy can be absorbed through deformation of different shapes of structures plastically. In this work, new design of aluminum (6060-T6) that consist of outer octagon tube with different shapes of inner tubes were exposed to lateral quasi-static loading. The behavior of tested systems and amount of dissipated energy were conducted numerically by ABAQUS commercial code. Different inner tubes shapes were investigated to compare between systems. The results cleared that the triangular system was most efficient to absorb lateral energy and to use as super energy absorber design.