JSME International Journal Series A Solid Mechanics and Material Engineering
Online ISSN : 1347-5363
Print ISSN : 1344-7912
ISSN-L : 1344-7912
Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Response and Collapse of 316L Stainless Steel Tubes Subjected to Cyclic Bending
Kuo-Long LEERi-Fong SHIEKao-Hua CHANG
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2005 Volume 48 Issue 3 Pages 155-162


This paper presents the experimental and theoretical results of the response and collapse of 316L stainless steel tubes subjected to cyclic bending. The tube bending machine and curvature-ovalization measurement apparatus were used for conducting the curvature-controlled experiment. It was found that the response and collapse are similar to that of metal tubes found in literatures. Next, the endochronic theory and the principle of virtual work were used to simulate the response of 316L stainless steel tubes under cyclic bending. In addition, a proposed theoretical formulationwas used to simulate the relationship between the controlled curvature and the number of cycles to produce buckling. It has been shown that the theoretical simulations of the response and collapse correlate well with the experimental data.

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