When it Comes to the Crunch: The Mechanics of Car Collisions

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World Scientific, 1994 - Science - 164 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
About the Structure of a Motor Car
11
The Physics of Impacts between Deformable Bodies
28
Rollover and Roof Strength
48
Frontal Impacts
76
Collisions into the Rear Ends of Cars
96
Lowvelocity Propertydamage Accidents
107
Loose Objects in Cars
119
Index
162
Preface vii
179
Preliminary 7
7
Classical Gauge Theory 30
30
Gauge Theory of Classical Gravity 70
70
The Higgs Feature of Classical Gravity 90
90
Gauge Theory of the Translation Group 105
105
Bibliography 117
117

Conclusion
137
A few statistics about car crashes
143

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