Synopses & Reviews
Vehicle Crash Mechanics clarifies the complexities of this multifaceted area of study. It sets forth the principles of engineering mechanics and applies them to the issue of crashworthiness. It explores the three primary elements of crashworthiness, which are vehicle, occupant, and restraints, and illustrates their dynamic interactions through analytical models, experimental methods, and test data from actual crash tests. Parallel development of the analysis of actual test results and the interpretation of mathematical models related to the test provide additional insight, and case studies present real-world crash tests, accidents, and the effectiveness of air bag and crash sensing systems.