MODULAR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT FOR VEHICLE CRASH SIMULATION. VOLUME II: PLASTIC HINGE EXPERIMENTS
A large number of full-scale automotive box and channel beams have been tested to observe the formation of plastic hinges. The purpose of the testing was to establish a data bank for moment-angle and force-extension properties of various hinges as a basis for computer simulation of crushing of automobile frames. Some 88 tests were made for extensional, bending and torsional hinges in thin walled tubes. Results are in the form of figures of the load-deflection relationship and tables of parameters used to model the hinge behavior through analytical expressions. In addition, several buckling and combined-load tests were carried out to verify the theory and the computer code which were developed concurrently.
- See also Volume 1, PB-272 044.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI USA 48109
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Anderson, W J
- McIvor, I K
- Kimball, B S
- Publication Date: 1977-8
- Pagination: 186 p.
- TRT Terms: Bending; Buckling; Chassis; Collisions; Crash injury research; Data collection; Dynamic tests; Frames; Hinges; Impact tests; Load tests; Loads; Motor vehicle bodies; Research; Simulation; Torsion; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Automobile bodies
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00167145
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRT-76-4-2 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-802-531
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00855
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Nov 9 1978 12:00AM