1977-02-01

No Damage Steel Bumpers-A New Approach 770212

An approach to NO DAMAGE steel bumpers for 1980 vehicles is presented. Included in the study is consideration for dent resistance, materials, forming, joining, and corrosion. The design philosophy is carried to prototype testing. The results indicate that a bumper system -- bumpers and energy absorbers -- may be designed in steel at 1% of the vehicle gross weight.

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