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Abstract

The large Hopkinson's bar method allows an accurate measurement of load and displacement values obtained by deforming thin sheet metal structures at high strain rates. The experimental tests were carried out at different impact velocities on thin sheet aluminium boxes used as crash absorbers for the vehicles' safety. This study gives a better understanding of thin sheet aluminium mechanical behaviour.

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Authors: ALBERTINI C, JRC Ispra (IT);CADONI E, JRC Ispra (IT);FRANCOCCI P, JRC Ispra (IT);LABIBES K, JRC Ispra (IT);PETRANGELI A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 9 DYMAT, München (DE), October 10-11, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as paper EN 39337 ORA
Record Number: 199511625 / Last updated on: 1995-12-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en