Fracture prediction in 4-point bending of an extruded aluminum panel

@inproceedings{Zheng2005FracturePI,
  title={Fracture prediction in 4-point bending of an extruded aluminum panel},
  author={Lyu Zheng and Dirk Dipl Ing Petry and Tomasz Wierzbicki and Harald Rapp},
  year={2005}
}
Abstract Currently, the ICE cab cars in Europe are of all-aluminum construction for durability and low weight. Several serious train collisions involving this type of train raised questions about their integrity under accidental loads. A typical aluminum cab car is assembled from extruded aluminum panels, which are MIG welded, forming long seam lines. In this work, crushing characteristics of full scale sandwich panels under a 4-point bending load configuration were studied experimentally and… CONTINUE READING