DYNAMIC CRUSHING OF UNIFORM AND DENSITY GRADED CELLULAR STRUCTURES BASED ON THE CIRCLE ARC MODEL

Authors

  • ZHIHUA WANG
  • JIANJUN ZHANG
  • HENG WEI
  • ZHIHUA WANG
  • LONGMAO ZHAO

Keywords:

CELLULAR STRUCTURE, CIRCLE ARC MODEL, DENSITY GRADIENT, DYNAMIC CRUSHING, CRITICAL STRAIN

Abstract

A NEW CIRCLE-ARC MODEL WAS ESTABLISHED TO PRESENT THE CELLULAR STRUCTURE. DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF MODELS WITH DENSITY GRADIENTS UNDER CONSTANT VELOCITIES IS INVESTIGATED BY EMPLOYING LS-DYNA 971. COMPARED WITH THE UNIFORM MODELS, THE QUASI-STATIC PLATEAU STRESS OF DIFFERENT LAYERS SEEMS A SIGNIFICANT PARAMETER CORRELATED WITH THE DEFORMATION MODE EXCEPT FOR INERTIA EFFECT WHEN THE DENSITY GRADIENT IS INTRODUCED. THE IMPACT VELOCITY BECOMES MUCH MORE VITAL ON THE DEFORMATION OF THE UNIT CELL THAN THE DENSITY GRADIENT. THE STRESS AT BOTH THE IMPACT AND STATIONARY SIDES IS INVESTIGATED IN DETAILS. FURTHERMORE, THE STRESS-STRAIN CURVE IS COMPARED WITH THE MODIFIED SHOCK WAVE THEORY. THE DENSITY GRADIENT DOES HAVE SOME REMARKABLE INFLUENCE ON THE ENERGY ABSORPTION CAPABILITY, AND A CERTAIN DENSITY GRADIENT IS NOT ALWAYS BENEFICIAL TO THE ENERGY ABSORPTION. IRRESPECTIVE OF THE IMPACT VELOCITY, THERE SEEMS ALWAYS A CRITICAL STRAIN WHERE THE ENERGY ABSORBED BY ALL THESE SPECIMENS COULD APPROXIMATE TO NEARLY THE SAME VALUE. SO THE CRITICAL STRAIN-VELOCITY CURVE IS PLOTTED AND GIVES THE BENEFICIAL AREA FOR ENERGY ABSORPTION PERTINENT TO DENSITY GRADIENTS AND IMPACT VELOCITY.

Published

2015-02-07

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