Efficient Energy Absorption of Automobile Side Rails 856048
The method for stabilizing the axial collapse of side rails in a
progressive folding mode, in which more efficient crush energy
absorption was insured than in a bending mode, was examined by
crush tests of closed-hat section members.
The tests have shown that the properly designed beading
functions effectively and the critical collapse length of
slant-mounted side rails could be estimated.
S. Yamaguchi, H. Kato, T. Okazaki
Toyota Motor Corp.
International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles