The research study presented in this paper is a continuation of work done in analyzing the impact response of functionally graded cellular structure of a banana peel for energy absorbing applications. A composite graded cellular structure composed of three different materials is modeled in ABAQUS. The effects of composite sections on energy absorbing characteristics, e.g. deformation mode, crushing stress, stroke, acceleration pulse etc., are studied. An analytical model developed in previous study [1, 2] is used to simulate the quasi-static and dynamic crushing behavior of the composite structure. An agreement is found between finite element analysis and the analytical model.

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