A Study on Hood Durability Test (Opening and Closing Test) 2009-01-0087
Hood opening systems are usually composed of several parts, such as a release handle, a release cable, and a latch. In this paper, the main cause of ‘fail-to-open’ or ‘hard-to-open’ problem in hood opening system is presented. The test mode was also developed to reproduce these problems. The reproduced failure mode was the same as that of field problems. Moreover, the design guides for preventing these problems are also described.