Effect of Aluminum Foam and Foam Density on the Energy Absorption Capacity of 3D “S” Space Frames

  • Roselita Fragoudakis
  • Anil Saigal
Conference paper


Passenger safety during front collision depends to a great extent on the capability of the car’s front space frame structures to absorb energy generated during the crash, while deforming the least possible, Han and Yamazaki [1], and Cheon and Meguid [2].


Peak Force Aluminum Foam Structure Foam Density Foam Energy Absorption Capacity 
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    Cheon S.S. and Meguid S.A., International Journal of Automotive Technology, vol. 5(1), 47–53, 2004.Google Scholar
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    Nieh T.G., Higashi K. and Wadsworth J., “Effect of cell morphology on the compressive properties of open-cell aluminum foams”, Materials Science and Engineering, vol. A283, 105–110,2000.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roselita Fragoudakis
    • 1
    • 2
  • Anil Saigal
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering Tufts UniversityMedford, MA 02155
  2. 2.Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Tufts UniversityMedford, MA 02155

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