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.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 1, PB-272 044.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Anderson, W J
    • McIvor, I K
    • Kimball, B S
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 186 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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