MATERIALS TESTING, vol.62, no.5, pp.471-479, 2020 (SCI-Expanded)
In this study, the effects of sections added to multi-cell square tubes on crash performance are examined. Square, hexagonal and circular sections are added to multi-cell square tubes and their results are examined. Finite element analyses under axial loading are performed to examine the crash performance of the multi-cell tubes. Analyses show that by adding a section to the multi-cell square tubes. the crash behavior of the tubes is improved. According to the results, S5H multi-cell square tube reveals the best crash performance. The optimization of S5H is carried out by using genetic algorithms and radial basis functions. The S5H tube presents a good crashworthiness performance and could be used as an energy absorber.