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Multimaterial Joints Under Dynamic Loading Behaviour Of The Windscreen During A Car Crash: Numerical Determination Of Industrial Tests

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CMEM930242

Volume

5

Pages

12

Published

1993

Size

772 kb

Author(s)

J. Bonmi, F. Collombct, A. Dibome & J.L. Lataillade

Abstract

Multimaterial joints under dynamic loading behaviour of the windscreen during a car crash: numerical determination of industrial tests J. Bonmi", F. Collombct", A. Dibome\ J.L. Lataillade" des /Ms ef Meiers, France INTRODUCTION During a car crash, the windscreen is submitted to dynamic loading : the kinetic energy due to the deceleration is released for a short time. The safety of passengers may depend on the behaviour in traction-compression of the adhesive joint between the windscreen and the steel-frame. It is therefore necessary to integrate the shock-resistance of windscreens to the design of cars. The industrial experiments remain purely technological : no test estimates the mechanical response of the joint versus time. The aim of this study is to define a new industrial test. We have chosen a numerical multi-scale method to examine the different steps of the behaviour of the constitutive materials. The overall

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