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Enhancing the Impact Attenuation Capacity of a Car Bumper with a Friction Damper using Simulation
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Author(s)
A. Agyei-Agyemang, S. P. Owusu-Ofori, J. Antonio
KEYWORDS
Impact attenuation; friction damper; crash dynamics; car bumper; mathematical model; spring constant; damping coefficient; damping ratio, simulation.
ABSTRACT
Crash phenomena involving road vehicles were investigated to develop an impact attenuation design that can withstand speeds higher than the current specified range of up to 4 km/h for a bumper. A passive friction element was introduced into the bumper sys
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