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Title: A Study on Analysis of Collapse of Metallic Shells having Dome-cone Shape
Authors: Gupta, P. K.
Gupt N.K.
Iqba M.A.
Published in: Proceeding of Procedia Engineering
Abstract: The present paper deals with the experimental and computational analysis of the deformation behaviour of the metallic thin walled aluminium shells having dome-cone combined geometry. The specimens were tested on a universal testing machine INSTRON under axial compression to identify their modes of collapse and to study the associated energy absorption capacities. In experiments all the shell specimens were found to collapse with the formation of an axisymmetric mode of collapse due to development of the associated plastic zones in dome and cones. A Finite Element computational model of development of the axisymmetric mode of collapse is presented and analysed, using a non-linear finite element code FORGE2. The proposed finite element model for this purpose idealizes the deformation as axisymmetric. Six noded triangular elements were used to discretize the domain. The material of the shell specimens was idealized as rigid visco-plastic. Experimental and computed results of the deformed shapes and their corresponding load-compression and energy-compression curves were presented and compared to validate the computational model. Typical variations of equivalent strain and equivalent strain rate are presented to help in predicting the mode of collapse. On the basis of the obtained results development of the axisymmetric mode of collapse has been presented, analysed and discussed. ¬© 2017 The Authors.
Citation: Proceeding of Procedia Engineering, (2017), 1708- 1715
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Keywords: energy absorbing devices
metallic shells of combined geometry
mode of deformation
quasi-static compression
ISSN: 18777058
Author Scopus IDs: 25959566300
Author Affiliations: Gupta, P.K., Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering., IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Gupta, P.K.; Structural Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering., IIT RoorkeeIndia; email:
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