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Aluminum Extrusion - Specific Energy Absorption

  1. Feb 20, 2009 #1
    Hey guys, doing some research here on Specific energy absorption of Aluminum 1016 T6 extrusion. 300mm length. I have to try and increase the SEA within this control volume. I have couple ideas, what do you think? I am going to apply a 150N load to the extrusion through compression and compare.

    1) Using aluminum honeycomb filler. (increase in mass...)
    2) Carbon Fibre composite wrapping (it will be hard to keep the outside volume in control even if the inside part is shaved off a bit)
    3) elliptical or circular holy in the middle of the extrusion (splitting cutting deformation)

    Any other ideas?

    thanks in advance

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