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Cellular textile composite: configuration and energy absorption mechanisms

Authors Xue, P.
Tao, X.M.
Yu, T.X.
Issue Date 2001
Source Engineering Plasticity and Impact Dynamics, Proceedings of the Intl Symp on Plasticity and Impact , / Edited by L C Zhang. Hackensack : World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated, Dec. 2001, p. 35-54
Summary This chapter discusses the energy-absorption mechanisms of a class of cellular textile composites in macro and meso scales. An ideal cell configuration was proposed based on experimental observations and theoretical analysis. The effects of geometric parameters on the energy-absorbing capacity were investigated, leading to an optimal design of the cell geometry and cell distribution. Both elastic and rigid-plastic deformation models were formulated to describe the deformation process of a flat-topped conical cell, and to predict its load-displacement and energy dissipation characteristics. Comparisons showed that the theoretical predictions agree well with the experimental results.
Rights © World Scientific Publishing (2001). This paper was published in (Engineering plasticity and impact dynamics : the 60th birthday volume in honour of Professor Tongxi Yu, proceedings of the International Symposium on Plasticity and Impact (ISPI 2001), Zhuhai, China, 28-30 December 2001, World Scientific, Hong Kong, 2001, p. 35-54.) and is reproduced by permission.
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