This book contains twelve invited lectures from the Third International Symposium on Structural Crashworthiness. Particular emphasis is given to the failure predictions for ductile metal structures under large dynamic loads and to the behaviour of composite and cellular structures.
Table of Contents
Failure in ductile materials using finite element methods. Modelling the process of failure in structures. Criteria for the inelastic rupture of ductile metal beams subjected to large dynamic loads. Strain localization and fracture in metal sheets and thin-walled structures. Impact on metal tubes: indentation and perforation. Composite strength and energy absorption as an aspect of structural crash resistance. Crash response to composite structures. Dynamic compression of cellular structures and materials. Elastic effects in the dynamic plastic response of structures. Impact performance of aluminium structures. Motorway impact attenuation devices: past, present and future. Grounding damage of ships. Index.
Fifteen leading international experts were commissioned to write the chapters of this book, and additionally to present the keynote papers at this symposium.
"For a researcher working in the area of "shock and vibration", this book appears to be a boon." - Journal of Structural Engineering