1985-01-01

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.

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