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Honeycomb Materials: A Solution for Safer, Lighter Automobiles
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published July 09, 2002 by SAE International in United States
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Event: International Body Engineering Conference & Exhibition and Automotive & Transportation Technology Congress
Honeycombs are cellular materials manufactured from thin sheet substrates such as aluminium foil or thermoplastics. This paper examines the role of honeycombs in automotive applications for improving the crashworthiness and / or reducing the weight of vehicles. Specifically, honeycomb energy absorbers and lightweight load floors are discussed in some detail. Example applications based on current production vehicles are used to illustrate the concepts presented.
CitationHallas, A. and Carruthers, J., "Honeycomb Materials: A Solution for Safer, Lighter Automobiles," SAE Technical Paper 2002-01-2113, 2002, https://doi.org/10.4271/2002-01-2113.
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