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Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 143–151 | Cite as

Simulation and Experimental Work on a Thin-Walled Structure Under Crushing

  • L. S. Lee
  • Aidy Ali
  • A. B. Sanuddin
  • Reza Afshar
Technical Article---Peer-Reviewed

Abstract

This study investigates a thin-walled cylindrical structure subjected to impact loading. Both simulations and experiments were performed to predict the deformation mode and its deformation rate. In the simulation, a three-dimensional finite element model of a soft drink can was developed and post-processed using ANSYS and LS-DYNA commercial packages, respectively. The experimental work was carried out by dropping a flat weight from a certain height to crush the specimen, using a drink can to represent the thin-walled structure. A high-speed camera was employed to capture the entire process of the crush. The simulation and experiment showed strong agreement.

Keywords

Thin-walled structure Crush FEM ANSYS LS-DYNA 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors would like to thank the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia for their financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. S. Lee
    • 1
  • Aidy Ali
    • 1
  • A. B. Sanuddin
    • 1
  • Reza Afshar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversiti Putra MalaysiaSerdangMalaysia

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