Efficient Crash Structure Design for Road Traffic Accidents of Tomorrow

Jesper Christensen, Alexis Wilson, Christophe Bastien, Kambiz Kayvantash

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    This paper presents a much needed benchmark study providing an unbiased like-forl ike critical evaluation of the structural performance potential of a series of recently proposed innovative energy absorber designs relative to a reference square crosssection. The study is completed using a novel reduced order modelling approach enabling a detailed investigation that is not computationally prohibitive. The study confirms the potential of increasing specific energy absorbance for a number of innovative cross-sections but also highlights that some of these are more prone to a number of problematic aspects relating to real world implementation.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalThin-Walled Structures
    Publication statusSubmitted - 23 Mar 2021


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