This paper presents a plastic mechanism analysis for thin-walled circular hollow section (CHS) tubes deforming in a multi-lobe or diamond collapse mode under large deformation pure bending. The fold formation process was such that the shell curvature flattened on the compression side transforming into a definite number of flat triangles attached to each other. The collapse proceeded progressively by folding about the base and sides of these triangular planes and over traveling hinge lines. An expression for the plastic collapse moment was obtained by equating the total energy absorbed in bending, rolling and ovalisation to the external work carried out during a given cycle of deformation. Comparisons of the predicted post-buckling moments and slopes of the collapse curves with those obtained from experiments carried out by the authors on cold-formed circular hollow sections show very good agreement.
|Title of host publication||Progress in Mechanics of Structures and Materials - Proceedings of the 19th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM19|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2007|
|Event||19th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM19 - Christchurch, New Zealand|
Duration: 29 Nov 2006 → 1 Dec 2006
|Conference||19th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials, ACMSM19|
|Period||29/11/06 → 1/12/06|