Estimation of the plastic structural response under impact

G. Zhu*, Y. G. Huang, T. X. Yu, R. Wang

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By means of effective load, Pe, and effective impulse, Ie, a characteristic curve for the response of structures subjected to general pulse loading is obtained. The structural response to an arbitrary impact can be estimated from this curve. Alternatively, a characteristic curve by means of total effective load, P′e, and total impulse, I, is also deduced so as to simplify the computation, while its validity is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-282
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Impact Engineering
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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