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Behaviour of frontal protection systems in passenger vehicles


Bignell, P and Thambiratnam, D and Bullen, F, Behaviour of frontal protection systems in passenger vehicles, International Journal of Crashworthiness, 6, (3) pp. 339-349. ISSN 1358-8265 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1533/cras.2001.0182


Frontal Protection Systems (FPS) are fitted to vehicles for protect during minor impacts, and to provide impact attenuation during major impacts. With the advent of modern vehicle safety systems, such as air bags and impact attenuating crumple zones, the design, manufacture and installation of FPS has become more challenging, and the process needs to be carefully considered. This paper highlights the research undertaken on the impact attenuation of FPS and evaluating the effect that they have on a vehicle's existing crashworthiness. © 2001 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Automotive engineering
Research Field:Automotive engineering not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Transport equipment
Objective Field:Automotive equipment
UTAS Author:Bullen, F (Professor Frank Bullen)
ID Code:21696
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Engineering
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-07-08

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