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RE: flex me(was z3) -Reply -Reply

>> "Graydon D. Stuckey" <graydon@apollo.gmi.edu> 17/March/1997
12:56pm >>>
> Nowadays, they know alot more about crash energy management, and
> they can actually make structures absorb energy in a crash _and_ be
> stiff at the same time!

Safety cell surrounded by crumple zones type thing I assume.

> Also, a stiff structure is not necessarily safe.   The actual crash
> dynamics also play a big part in the overall equation.  

Prolly why most large 4WD (read 'recreation vehicles') fair very poorly in
the tests. The vehicle survives well enuf but the occupants are
definately second hand.

> This is a big subject - better discussed on rec.autos.smash-up-derby.


'81 urq