Abstract:This paper aims to explore crashworthiness performance of new designed foamfilled tapered structures under axial and oblique impact load conditions. The structures consisted of inner and outer tapered tubes connected together by four stiffening plates. They also included square, hexagonal, octagonal, decagonal and circular cross-sectional shapes with different ratios of a/b (ratio of the inner tube side length to the outer tube one). The ratio of a/b was assumed to be 0, 0.25, 0.5, 0.75 and 1. Crashworthiness … Show more
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