“ Strain Rate Effects on the Energy Absorption of Rapidly Manufactured Composite Tubes . ”

  title={“ Strain Rate Effects on the Energy Absorption of Rapidly Manufactured Composite Tubes . ”},
  author={Aaron Brightona and Ben Luedtkeb and Dale Brosiusb and Mike Starbuckc and Donald and Erdmanc and Bronwyn Foxa},
  • Aaron Brightona, Ben Luedtkeb, +4 authors Bronwyn Foxa
  • Published 2015
As a result of recent increases in fuel prices and the growing number of accident fatalities, the two major concerns of the automotive industry and their customers are now occupant safety and fuel economy [1, 2]. Increasing the amount of energy and optimizing the manner in which energy is absorbed within vehicle crush zones can improve occupant survivability in the event of a crash, while fuel economy is improved through a reduction in weight. Axial crush tests were conducted on tubular… CONTINUE READING


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