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Crashworthiness of Aluminium Structures

  • Magnus Langseth
  • Arve Grønsund Hanssen
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 443)

Abstract

Lightweight materials such as aluminium offer the automotive industry an opportunity to design and manufacture high-performance vehicles that are safe, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, and much lighter than traditional designs. The introduction of these materials will challenge the automotive design engineers to explore and develop new solutions in design and production technology in order to fully realize the potential that can be gained in the interaction between these materials, product/structural design and the manufacturing process. Even though aluminium is an “old” material, it is relatively new as a load-carrying material in the automotive industry. This implies that material producers and parts suppliers have to develop new knowledge about these materials to gain an increased market share.

Keywords

Force Level Circular Tube Aluminium Foam Plateau Stress Solidity Ratio 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Magnus Langseth
    • 1
  • Arve Grønsund Hanssen
    • 1
  1. 1.Structural Impact Laboratory (SIMLab), Department of Structural EngineeringNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyNorwegian

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