Energy absorption of car chassis rails under impact conditions
thesisposted on 2010-11-11, 14:44 authored by Abayomi Otubushin
Although the levels of safety offered to the occupants of cars has improved considerably in the recent past, car users still comprise more than 50% of all European road user fatalities. The predominant accident type experienced is a frontal impact with another car. at speeds below 64 kmh (40 mph). This type of accident is reproduced by the new European offset deformable barrier frontal impact test requirement which supplements the fully distributed. rigid barrier impact test that is still required in many countries around the world.
- Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
- Aeronautical and Automotive Engineering
Publisher© A. Otubushin
NotesA Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.
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