The objective of this study is to investigate the behavior of Aluminum shells AA5083-H116 under low energy impact and the effects of curvature and thickness were assessed under different impact velocities (5.6, 7.5, 9.5, 11.5 m/s). LS-DYNA software was used to evaluate the amount of absorbed energy by the Aluminum shell during impact under different curvature parameter c. The results showed that the amount of absorbed energy incereases with increasing curvature in a linear relationship which make it possible to predict the amount of absorbed energy for this aluminum alloy under different impact energy. Aslo, the amount of absorbed energy has a direct linear relation with the rise of impact energy. The slopes of curves for absorbed energy with respect to the imapct energy are similar for all curvatures. Shell thickness has inverse effect on the amount of absorbed energy and the relation shows similar ternds with diffrent curvatures. However thick shells show significant increase in maximum force and better stability in the dynamic behavior with less fluctuations in the impact force as the cuvature increases.
- Energy Absorption,
- Low Velocity
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