The influence of mean curvature on the collapse of sharp-notched circular tubes under cyclic bending

Kuo Long Lee, Chien Min Hsu, Wen Fung Pan

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Abstract

This study discusses an experimental investigation of the effect of the mean curvature on the response and collapse of sharp-notched circular tubes subjected to cyclic bending. To highlight the influence of the mean curvature effect, six different curvature ratios r (minimum curvature/maximum curvature) were experimentally investigated. We found that the moment-curvature loop cyclically hardens, and stabilizes after a few cycles for r=-1. However, the moment-curvature loop cyclically relaxes and also stabilizes after a few cycles for r≠-1. In addition, the ovalization-curvature curve shows unsymmetrical, ratcheting and increasing manner with the number of cycles for any r. Finally, the empirical formulation proposed by Pan and Lee (2002) was modified to simulate the relationship between the controlled curvature range and the number of cycles necessary to produce buckling. The results of the experimental investigation and the simulation were in good agreement with each other.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)461-468
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of the Chinese Society of Mechanical Engineers, Transactions of the Chinese Institute of Engineers, Series C/Chung-Kuo Chi Hsueh Kung Ch'eng Hsuebo Pao
Volume34
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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