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effect of side door reinforcements and 5 MPH energy absorbing bumpers on injury severity

Ian Shore Jones

effect of side door reinforcements and 5 MPH energy absorbing bumpers on injury severity

by Ian Shore Jones

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Published by National Technical Information Service in Springfield .
Written in English


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Statementprepared for U.S. Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
ContributionsUnited States. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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Open LibraryOL19861161M

(about mph) and on the front and rear corner at km/h (about mph) at mm (about 18 in.) above the ground under loaded and unloaded conditions, which calls for no serious damage.   Yes. Bumpers used to do a better job of resisting damage in minor impacts. Under federal requirements that were in effect until , car bumpers had to keep damage away from vehicle safety equipment and sheet metal parts in collisions at speeds up to 5 mph. Even allowable damage to the bumpers themselves was limited.

The Safer Small Cars system uses collapsible side bumpers that absorb the force of an impact. They work a lot like the bumpers on the front and back of the car in your driveway, but they can take. Inspection of Energy Absorbing Bumper Mounts(Cancelled May ) J_ Since , regulations established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have required automobile manufacturers to equip all passenger cars with - 5 mph energy absorbing .

• Energy absorption • End stops • End position dampening Rubber Bumpers: Program Since rubber bumpers are made from cost-effective, basic materials, our program offers an economic solution for most technical requirements. The energy absorption of a rubber bumper is limited due to the compression limits of the material. The energy absorbed by a spring is the area under force line: 1/2 k.x^2.m. - m is the bumper mass. which is very small compared to inertia of the car. And at the end of it's course it delivers the huge leftovers of impact energy to the rest of the car while now adding it's own mass to attacking car's inertia.


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Effect of side door reinforcements and 5 MPH energy absorbing bumpers on injury severity by Ian Shore Jones Download PDF EPUB FB2

The effect of side-door reinforcement beams and 5 mph energy-absorbing bumpers on injury severity. Proc. 21th Conf of the American Association of Automotive Medicine, Vancouver, British Columbia,Cited by: Bumper Energy Absorbers.

First up is the bumper energy absorber. In general, bumper energy absorbers are designed to absorb minor collision energy by crushing or collapsing, thus reducing physical damage to the vehicle structure.

Bumper energy absorbers are typically designed for one-time use and must be replaced if damaged. absorbing energy in the side of the cars compared to the front and rear structures (Strother et al.,), One of the major causes of injury in a side impact is the lateral impact on the occupant by the door interior.

The severity of occupant injuries in the. affecting the energy absorption found in literature. Adding rib to the structure is the way to optimize the energy absorption improving the energy absorption capability.

Ribs give the structure more strength. Figure 2 shows the effect of rib in energy absorption–displacement curves [38]. From the graph. The case occupant is a year-old female who was the restrained driver of the case vehicle ( full size four-door sedan) involved in a left side impact with a large van with a PDOF of ° degrees and a ΔV of 26 mph.

The majority of the direct damage was into the case vehicle’s driver door, extending forward to above the left front by: From untilthe standard required no collision damage to headlamps and fuel systems at 5 mph for front bumpers and mph for rear bumpers.

Forthe Phase I standard prohibited any damage to safety-related parts and exterior vehicle surfaces at 5 mph. Cars for the US market were equipped with bulky, massive, heavy, protruding bumpers to comply with the 5-mile-per-hour bumper standard in effect from to This often meant additional overall vehicle length, as well as new front and rear designs to incorporate the stronger energy absorbing bumpers.

Therefore, the severity of each test must be quantitatively evaluated by parameters such as impact energy and peak vehicle acceleration/contact force. With use of the LOw SPeed Rear-end Impact (LOSPRI) model, actual damage reported from a low speed accident can be compared to available bumper testing damage data to determine the impact severity.

The mph standard also allows unlimited damage to the bumper and attachments. The principal argument used to justify the rollback of federal requirements was that mph bumpers would weigh less — thus reduce gas consumption — and would cost $ ( dollars) less per car.

The government argued that consumers would spend more money. Energy. Force is a vector quantity while kinetic energy is a scalar quantity, calculated with the formula K = mv 2. In the second situation above, each car has kinetic energy K directly before the collision. At the end of the collision, both cars are at rest, and the total kinetic energy of the system is 0.

Jones, ˝Effect of Side Door Reinforcement Beams & 5 MPH Energy Absorbing Bumpers on Injury Severity, ˛ 21st American Associati on for Automotive Medicine Confe rence, 5.

Melvin, et al., ˝Side Impact Response & Injury, ˛ 6th International Experimental Safety. In this paper, design and analysis of improved energy absorbing pads, which are widely used for reducing occupants' injury in case of side impact, are presented to minimise the side impact effects. A bumper is a structure attached to or integrated with the front and rear ends of a motor vehicle, to absorb impact in a minor collision, ideally minimizing repair costs.

Stiff metal bumpers appeared on automobiles as early as that had a mainly ornamental function. Numerous developments, improvements in materials and technologies, as well as greater focus on functionality for protecting. The evaluation concluded that: (1) the costs to consumers did not change as a result of the modification of the bumper standard from 5 to mph; (2) the net effect, over a car’s 10 year life, is a small increase in repair costs, which is offset by a reduction in the cost of the bumpers; and (3) the change in the bumper standard did not.

The effect of side structure reinforcement on energy consumption in each process is also discussed. Adam et al. () presented the testing methodologies for self-supporting car side The capability of impact energy absorption of side-door beams is discussed The severity of injury analysis in the side impact can also be determined from the.

The energy absorbing material is attached to an UHSS (Ultra High Strength Steel) or aluminum bumper reinforcement bar. Like the energy absorbers, a reinforcement bar must be replaced if damaged. When inspecting a crash-damaged vehicle, the reinforcement should be carefully checked for signs of cracking or deformation and replaced if any defects.

How Energy Bumpers are Made. Inthe U.S. National Highway Traffic Association demanded that cars bumpers be able to absorb a slow-speed impact of up to 5 miles per hour. The first energy-absorbing bumpers were typically made by placing pistons between the.

The side structure of a car has been improved by putting some energy absorbing materials in the doors, pillars, subframe rails, roof and seats. Those side impact materials increases the stiffness of the doors to absorb and distribute the energy from the doors have internal stiffeners and beams to help resists inner intrusion.

Testing has shown the damage threshold of bumpers of many cars to be about 5 mph; thus lash forces to the neck based on a maximum 5 mph impact velocity to the struck car. However, most crash testing involves the car impacting a rigid barrier, which does not yield in any way, rather than a relatively flexible bumper of another car.

effects can be reduced by providing Bumpers in the front side of vehicles. Thus in this project, effects of collision is much reduced by implementing the several units of Hydraulic Shock Absorber with spring in bumper of vehicles.

The spring due to designed with stand 5 km/hr and remaining fluid action. It applies to front and rear bumpers on passenger cars to prevent the damage to the car body and safety related equipment at barrier impact speeds of 2 mph across the full width and 1 mph on the corners.

This is equivalent to a 5 mph crash into a parked vehicle of the same weight.November. Recent data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that there are about million nonfatal injuries reported annually in the United States from motor vehicle collisions.

1 Biomechanics, for the purposes of this paper, is defined as how the various components of a biological system (human body) interact with mechanical forces during a crash.Buy products related to bumper reinforcements and see what customers say about bumper reinforcements on FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases.