Crumple

  • (verb): Become wrinkled or crumpled or creased.
    Synonyms: rumple, wrinkle, crease, crinkle
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on crumple:

Wheeled Vehicle Steering - Safety
... was mounted in front of the front axle line, at the front of the crumple zone ... on vehicles that had a rigid separate chassis frame, with no crumple zone ... the front axle on the front bulkhead, at the rear of the front crumple zone ...
Crumple Zone - 'Sleds' Inside Safety Cells
... Nido Experimental Safety Vehicle locates crumple zones inside the Survival Cell ... Those interior crumple zones decelerate a sled-mounted survival cell ... Combined with a front crumple zone and airbag, this system could greatly reduce the forces acting on the driver in a frontal impact ...
Automobile Safety - Active and Passive Safety - Crashworthiness
... Crumple zones absorb and dissipate the force of a collision, displacing and diverting it away from the passenger compartment and reducing the deceleration impact force on the vehicle occupants ... will include a front, rear and maybe side crumple zones (like Volvo SIPS) too ... is mounted behind the front axle - behind and protected by, the front crumple zone ...
Crumple Zone
... The crumple zone is a structural feature mainly used in automobiles and recently incorporated into railcars ... Crumple zones are designed to absorb the energy from the impact during an accident by controlled deformation ... Typically, crumple zones are located in the front part of the vehicle, in order to absorb the impact of a head-on collision, though they may be found on other parts of ...

More definitions of "crumple":

  • (verb): Fold or collapse.
    Synonyms: buckle