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The Effect of Automotive Side Member Filling on Car Frontal Impact Performance

Salwani, Mohd Salleh and B. B., Sahari and Aidy, Ali and A. A., Nuraini (2014) The Effect of Automotive Side Member Filling on Car Frontal Impact Performance. Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Sciences (JMES) , 6. pp. 873-880. ISSN 2289-4659 (print); 2231-8380 (online)

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Abstract

To achieve lightweight design while retaining its crash performance, aluminum alloy component filled with foam has been adopted as an alternative lightweight material. In the paper, the effect of different type of filling on the automotive side member is studied. Impact performance is compared in terms of the energy absorbing capability and also its occupant injury. It was shown that the partially filled side member having values of 513.6 (HIC15), 677.3 (HIC36), 807.2 (CSI) and weight of 5.45 kg is found to yield lower potential of injury, and higher SEA compared to the empty side member. Even though the fully filled side member shows remarkable performance in terms of HIC, but it increases the chances of injury to the chest (CSI).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Impact; HIC; CSI; SEA
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: azimah
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2014 03:56
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2015 08:11
URI: http://umpir.ump.edu.my/id/eprint/3963
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