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dc.date.accessioned2017-05-12T14:27:34Z
dc.date.available2017-05-12T14:27:34Z
dc.date.issued10/24/2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/57356
dc.description.abstractA tailored structural member that is designed to generate a yield-type response, with applicability to the arrest of a moving body. The structural member comprises a primary load path connected in parallel to a longer secondary load path at a pair of common nodes. The primary load path is designed to fail at a lower load than that required to fail the secondary load path when subjected to a tensile force. As a result of the load redistribution achieved through the use of the redundant paths provided by the primary and secondary load paths, the structural member dissipates more kinetic energy from the moving body within a given set of displacement and deceleration force constraints than is possible using a conventional, uniform cross-section member.
dc.titleEnergy Dissipating Composite Member With Progressive Failure
dc.typePatent
dc.contributor.patentcreatorDancila, Stefan D.
dc.contributor.patentcreatorArmanios, Erian A.
dc.identifier.patentnumber6136406
dc.description.assigneeGeorgia Tech Research Corp.
dc.identifier.patentapplicationnumber09/067465
dc.date.filed4/28/1998
dc.identifier.uspc428/98
dc.identifier.cpcF16F7/123
dc.identifier.cpcY10T428/249921
dc.identifier.cpcY10T428/24058


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