This paper focuses on the design principles basic to the development of devices that can be used to absorb and manage energy during collisions. Design guidelines and a chart are developed for minimum-stroke energy-absorbing devices. It is shown that decelerative metal-cutting displays force–velocity characteristics that are highly efficient for the management of collision energy in the majority of practical design applications of interest. Examples of metal-cutting energy-management devices are developed.
The Use of Decelerative Metal Cutting in the Design of Energy-Management Systems
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Pleck, M. H., Metz, L. D., and Conry, T. F. (August 1, 1975). "The Use of Decelerative Metal Cutting in the Design of Energy-Management Systems." ASME. J. Eng. Ind. August 1975; 97(3): 867–872. https://doi.org/10.1115/1.3438694
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