Aerodynamically Induced Loads on Hood Latch and Hood Retention Systems
To be published on April 2, 2019 by SAE International in United States
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Hood latches are provided with a secondary latch mechanism in order to restrain hoods in the event of an incomplete closing operation. It is important thus to understand the aerodynamically induced loading conditions the latch and hood will be subject to in order to design the hood and hood retention system to withstand those loads. In this paper a method of collecting load and displacement data from actual vehicles is presented, as well as an analysis of the results and the implications for hood and latch design.
CitationNelsen, J. and Seyam, A., "Aerodynamically Induced Loads on Hood Latch and Hood Retention Systems," SAE Technical Paper 2019-01-0657, 2019.
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