STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE OF ALUMINUM BUMPERS

This paper presents the results of tests of one-piece face bars. It develops tentative guidelines for assessing the resistance of aluminum bumpers to local damage. Resistance to denting is shown to depend on the magnitude and location of the load applied, and the yield strength and thickness of the material. Cracking resistance is dependent on load applied, configuration of the bumper, location of load, tensile strength and thickness of the material. Deformation capacity of the material also appears to be of importance. /SAE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Sharp, M L
    • Jombock, J R
    • Shabel, B S
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 7 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780140
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM