Design of stepwise foam claddings subjected to air-blast based on Voronoi model

Minzu Liang, Fangyun Lu, Guodong Zhang, Xiangyu Li
2017 Steel and composite structures  
Design of stepwise foam claddings subjected to air-blast is performed based on random Voronoialgorithm. FE models are constructed using the random Voronoialgorithm, and numerical analysis is carried out to simulate deformation mode and energy absorption of the cladding by the ABAQUS/Explicit software. The FE model is validated by test result, and good agreement is achieved. The deformation patterns are presented to give an insight into the influences of distribution on deformation mechanisms.
more » ... e energy absorbed by the stepwise foam cladding is examined, and the parameter effects, including layer number, gradient, and blast loading, are discussed. Results indicate that the energy absorption capacity increases with the number of layer, gradient degree, and blast pressure increasing.
doi:10.12989/scs.2017.23.1.107 fatcat:bzolknniq5btnlg3v5vpu7rfau