What is crumple?

  • (verb): Fold or collapse.
    Synonyms: buckle
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on crumple:

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 ... Vehicles will include a front, rear and maybe side crumple zones (like Volvo SIPS) too ... the front axle - behind and protected by, the front crumple zone ...
Crumple Zone - 'Sleds' Inside Safety Cells
... The 2004 Pininfarina 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 ...
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 the vehicle as well ...
Wheeled Vehicle Steering - Safety
... 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 ... are mounted behind the front axle on the front bulkhead, at the rear of the front crumple zone ...

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