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An Investigation on Crashworthiness Design of Aluminium Columns with Damage Criteria

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Mechanics, Shahrood Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 1, Issue (7), Pages 19-24, July,2 (2012)


This paper presents a crashworthiness design of aluminium columns with damage criteria. A parametric study is performed to study the effect of loading and geometrical parameters. The effect of impact mass, impact velocity, side length, thickness and length of columns are investigated numerically. The numerical analysis carried out by Abaqus software and is compared by literature.


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