Static energy absorption characteristics of carbon-epoxy tubes

Yong Gang Chen, Xiao Su Yi, Ya Hong Xu, Bang Ming Tang, Zi Long Zhang

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Carbon/Epoxy composite materials are ideal energy absorbing materials for their square shape energy absorbing curves. A series of carbon/epoxy tubes are tested under static conditions to examine the influence of material systems. Results show that the energy absorbing capability depends not only on the material system properties but also the fiber architecture. Through the comparison of macro failure modes of different tubes, a conclusion is got that making sufficient failure test is the best way to get an excellent energy absorbing structure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)246-249
Number of pages4
JournalHangkong Xuebao/Acta Aeronautica et Astronautica Sinica
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Carbon/Epoxy composite
  • Energy absorbing
  • Specific energy absorption
  • Tube

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Applied Mathematics


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