The book reviews information concerning the mechanics of vehicular impact, the plastic deformation which follows and the consequences for vehicle occupants. How the destructive consequences can be reduced or minimized when a collision occurs is of particular concern. Vehicular impact is reviewed for motor vehicles, aircraft, ships and railway coaches in the following parts: (1) principally on motor car collisions; (2) severe damage to rolling stock; (3) aircraft impact; (4) ship collisions. The work is intended to illustrate and indicate the value of engineering design and also analytical aspects of stress waves and plastic deformation. /TRRL/

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Mechanical Engineering Publications Limited

    P.O. Box 24, Northgate Avenue
    Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32 6BW,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, W
    • Mamalis, A G
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00184668
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM