The effect of geometry in end-of-life vehicle recovery of safety beams

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Abstract

Issues on the end-of-life recovery of automotive component parts are now gaining importance in the automotive industry. Incorporating the idea of recovery and reuse of component parts into the earlier stages of design and development is necessary to ensure the successful recovery of automotive parts and components. In this study, the optimum design of an automobile side door safety beam was proposed and analyzed using the finite element method. Different masses of impactor were used in the impact load simulations, namely, 10 kg, 20 kg, 30 kg, 40 kg, and 50 kg, at an impact speed of 50 km/h. The side door impact beam experimental setup was carried out in accordance with the requirement of the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard intensity test. Numerical simulations were performed using the PAM CRASHTM software to determine an optimum design of the safety beam, with improvements in energy absorption, characteristics, and durability. Different types of impact become were proposed and analyzed for energy absorption characteristics. The results indicate that the energy absorption characteristics of the proposed Wbeam are approximately 40% higher than that of the existing tube-beam, depicting that W-beam may stands a better chance energy attenuation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplied Mechanics and Materials
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages614-621
Number of pages8
Volume663
ISBN (Print)9783038352617
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013 - Kuala Lumpur
Duration: 16 Dec 201318 Dec 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume663
ISSN (Print)16609336
ISSN (Electronic)16627482

Other

Other2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013
CityKuala Lumpur
Period16/12/1318/12/13

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Energy absorption
Recovery
Geometry
Pulse amplitude modulation
Automotive industry
Automobiles
Durability
Finite element method
Computer simulation
Optimum design

Keywords

  • End-of-life
  • Reuse
  • Vehicle recovery and safety geometry components for automotives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Lashlem, A. A., Abd. Wahab, D., Abdullah, S., & Che Haron, C. H. (2014). The effect of geometry in end-of-life vehicle recovery of safety beams. In Applied Mechanics and Materials (Vol. 663, pp. 614-621). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 663). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.614

The effect of geometry in end-of-life vehicle recovery of safety beams. / Lashlem, A. A.; Abd. Wahab, Dzuraidah; Abdullah, Shahrum; Che Haron, Che Hassan.

Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. p. 614-621 (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 663).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lashlem, AA, Abd. Wahab, D, Abdullah, S & Che Haron, CH 2014, The effect of geometry in end-of-life vehicle recovery of safety beams. in Applied Mechanics and Materials. vol. 663, Applied Mechanics and Materials, vol. 663, Trans Tech Publications Ltd, pp. 614-621, 2nd International Conference on Recent Advances in Automotive Engineering and Mobility Research, ReCAR 2013, Kuala Lumpur, 16/12/13. https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.614
Lashlem AA, Abd. Wahab D, Abdullah S, Che Haron CH. The effect of geometry in end-of-life vehicle recovery of safety beams. In Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663. Trans Tech Publications Ltd. 2014. p. 614-621. (Applied Mechanics and Materials). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.663.614
Lashlem, A. A. ; Abd. Wahab, Dzuraidah ; Abdullah, Shahrum ; Che Haron, Che Hassan. / The effect of geometry in end-of-life vehicle recovery of safety beams. Applied Mechanics and Materials. Vol. 663 Trans Tech Publications Ltd, 2014. pp. 614-621 (Applied Mechanics and Materials).
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