Dynamic denting properties of aluminum and steel autobody panels have been experimentally measured under controlled conditions. Material, geometric and dynamic factors have been graphically and statistically evaluated to determine design equations. For impact velocities of 20-60 mph and sheet gauges of 0.027-0.04", dent depths are shown as linear functions of impact velocity. This linear velocity model incorporates sheet thickness, yield strength, density and modulus of elasticity of the allow used, as well as the geometric shape of the fabricated panel. /GMRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Burley, C E
    • Neimeier, B A
    • Koch, G P
  • Publication Date: 1976-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00145212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE #760165
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM