Impact of cellular materials

Henry Tan, Shaoxing Qu

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Cellular materials are used as impact energy absorbers due to their large densification strain at the plateau stress during the plastic compression. For a cellular rod struck by a rigid object, the critical impact velocity is determined. If the impact velocity is higher than the critical impact velocity, the elastic wave will be
followed by plastic shock waves. Plastic shock waves and shock arrest are investigated analytically for longitudinal impacts. Shock behaviors are characterized for material design purpose and will be used for impact protection.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCellular and porous materials in structures and processes
Subtitle of host publicationCISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences
EditorsHolm Altenbach, Andreas Öchsner
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)3709102960 , 978-3709102961
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2010

Publication series

NameCISM Courses and Lectures


  • Cellular Materials
  • Impact


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