Static and dynamic three-point bending tests were carried out in order to investigate the structural response (collapse modes, energy dissipation, strain rate sensitivity) of two different typologies of aluminium foam sandwich (AFS) panels, consisting of a closed-cell aluminium foam core with either two integral (Schunk) or two glued (Alulight) faces. Impact measurements were performed by a bi-pendulum testing machine designed by the authors. It was found that different collapse modes can be obtained for samples with identical nominal dimensions, depending on the support span distance and on the own AFS properties. Simplified theoretical collapse models were introduced to explain the observed experimental behaviour, showing good agreement between predicted and experimental limit loads. As far as energy dissipation is concerned, no strain rate sensitivity was found for initial impact velocity up to about 1.2 m/s.

Aluminium foam sandwiches collapse modes under static and dynamic three-point bending

CRUPI, Vincenzo;MONTANINI, Roberto
2007

Abstract

Static and dynamic three-point bending tests were carried out in order to investigate the structural response (collapse modes, energy dissipation, strain rate sensitivity) of two different typologies of aluminium foam sandwich (AFS) panels, consisting of a closed-cell aluminium foam core with either two integral (Schunk) or two glued (Alulight) faces. Impact measurements were performed by a bi-pendulum testing machine designed by the authors. It was found that different collapse modes can be obtained for samples with identical nominal dimensions, depending on the support span distance and on the own AFS properties. Simplified theoretical collapse models were introduced to explain the observed experimental behaviour, showing good agreement between predicted and experimental limit loads. As far as energy dissipation is concerned, no strain rate sensitivity was found for initial impact velocity up to about 1.2 m/s.
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