Open Journal of Composite Materials

Volume 5, Issue 1 (January 2015)

ISSN Print: 2164-5612   ISSN Online: 2164-5655

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Controlling the Energy Absorption Capability of a Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Tube Using a Double-Sided Plug

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DOI: 10.4236/ojcm.2015.51006    4,513 Downloads   5,669 Views  Citations

ABSTRACT

Quasi-static and dynamic crush tests of a unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) circular tube were performed, and its energy absorption capability was controlled using a double-sided plug. It was revealed in the quasi-static crush test that its energy absorption capability was controlled significantly from 8 to 178 kJ/kg by changing the curvature of the plug. The range of energy absorption covers almost all types of CFRP tube reported in the literature. A dynamic crush test up to 55 km/h was then performed by drop weight impact tests. The energy absorption capability of the CFRP tube in the dynamic crush test was very similar to that in the quasi-static crush test. A simple design concept of energy absorption for a CFRP tube, using the double-sided plug, was proposed.

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Ueda, M. , Tsuji, T. and Jeong, T. (2015) Controlling the Energy Absorption Capability of a Unidirectional Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic Tube Using a Double-Sided Plug. Open Journal of Composite Materials, 5, 30-40. doi: 10.4236/ojcm.2015.51006.

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