This paper presents a plastic mechanism analysis for compact circular hollow section (CHS) tubes deforming in a kink collapse mode under large deformation pure bending. The fold formation process was such that the shell curvature flattened on the compression side transforming into two large flat triangles attached to each other. The collapse proceeded progressively by folding about the base and sides of these two triangles. An expression for the plastic collapse moment was obtained by equating the total energy absorbed in bending and flattening to the external work carried out during deformation of the tube. Comparisons of the predicted post-buckling moments and slopes of the collapse curves with those obtained from experiments carried out by the author on cold-formed circular hollow sections show very good agreement. Existing analytical models are assessed using the newly derived theory.
|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|