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A method, based on a large Hopkinson bar, is presented for an improved dynamic compression testing of thin sheet metal boxes, used as energy absorbing elements. The method produces the load-shortening and absorbed energy-shortening curves and provides insights on the fold formation mechanism. Further, it captures in a unique manner, the peak crushing load, and furnishes precision results valuable for finite element codes validation.

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Authors: ALBERTINI C, JRC Ispra (IT);SOLOMOS G, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Experimental Model Research and Testing of Thin-Walled Structures, Prague (CZ), September 22-24, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41010 ORA
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