Tubular thin-walled energy absorbing structures with triggers – recent advances


  • Maria Kotelko Lódz University of Technology, Department of Strength of Materials, Poland
  • Miroslaw Ferdynus Lublin University of Technology, Department of Machine Construction & Mechatronics, Poland


energy absorption, impact, thin-walled structures


In the present paper the state of art review concerning recent advances in research into crashworthiness performance and energy absorption capacity of tubular thin-walled energy absorbing structures with triggers promoting the most desirable crushing process is presented. Particularly recent results of the crushing behavior analysis of thin-walled rectangular cross-section columns with non-periodically situated flaws (dents or slots) are presented. Some final remarks about further research perspectives in this field are derived.


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