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Use Of Innovative Hybrid Composite Structure In The Transportation Sector: Numerical Simulation Of The Global Crashworthiness

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP000291

Volume

28

Pages

10

Published

2000

Size

910 kb

Author(s)

A. Amati, L. Barone, O. Manni, D. Noto & P. Talmesio

Abstract

A methodology for the evaluation of the response of sandwich corrugated composite panels has been developed for the design of railway bodyshell structures and bus front end and the prediction of the global crashworthiness. The methodology comprises the evaluation of the equivalent mechanical properties of the panels from the mechanical properties of the single components, the simulation of the structural behaviour considering material and geometric non linearities, and the development of a design tool based on both numerical and experimental results. In particular, this paper shows the application of the corrugated composite material to the railway carriage bodyshell and the bus front end in order to predict their global crashworthiness using e

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