THE KICKING MACHINE: A DEVICE FOR IMPACT TESTING OF STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

The current paper describes a device for impact testing of structural components. This device is referred to as the kicking machine. It is shown how the machine can be used for high-speed offset testing of automotive bumper systems. In brief, the kicking machine accelerates a trolley moving on rails towards the test specimen. The trolley is equipped with load cells to give the axial crushing force. The test specimen (bumper system) consists of a cross-beam connected to two crash boxes. Each crash box is fixed to a load cell that measures the axial force and two orthogonal bending moments. (A)

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    Woodhead Publishing, Limited

    Abington Hall, Abington
    Cambridge,   United Kingdom  CB1 6AH
  • Authors:
    • HANSSEN, A G
    • AUESTAD, T
    • Tryland, T
    • Langseth, M
  • Publication Date: 2003

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00962729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 3 2003 12:00AM