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Finite Element Analysis Of Carbon Fiber Composite Ripping Using Abaqus, Joy Pederson Dec 2008

Finite Element Analysis Of Carbon Fiber Composite Ripping Using Abaqus, Joy Pederson

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An energy dissipation system is proposed for use on consumer passenger automotive vehicles and auto racing stock cars. This system will be utilized to protect the occupants from frontal impacts with stationary or near stationary objects. The system will be affixed to the front of the car's primary structure. It is proposed to replace the traditional steel bumper currently in use. This system will not increase the weight of the car, nor will it adversely affect the aerodynamics of the body. The system will improve the crashworthiness of the vehicle. Advanced composites will be the primary sacrificial element in ...