SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF FOAM-STEEL COMBINATION STRUCTURES FOR VEHICULAR APPLICATIONS
The paper provides design data for characteristic shapes pertinent to steel-structural foam laminate structures that would be formed from plain steel sheets with the foam added to the steel part in its final shape. For panel type sections, attention was focused on open-faced, flat sandwiches. Panel rigidity was studied in bending and torsion as a function of steel thickness, foam density, and foam thickness. Limited data are also presented on the effect of steel yield strength and thickness and foam density and thickness on dent resistance of the open-faced panels. With regard to structural applications, data are presented for maximum load and energy absorption of ultra high strength square tubes loaded in bending.
- Presented at SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 25-29 February 1980.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Levy, B S
- Publication Date: 1980
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automobile industry; Automobiles; Bending; Building materials; Density; Energy absorption; Foams; Laminates; Panels; Sandwich construction; Steel; Steel structures; Structural materials; Structural steel; Thickness; Torsion; Vehicular materials
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile materials; Structural panels
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways; Materials; Vehicles and Equipment; I34: Steels and Metals; I91: Vehicle Design and Safety;
- Accession Number: 00322862
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800080, HS-029 592
- Files: HSL, TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 19 1984 12:00AM