Financial support from the German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) under grant no. PROFUND1751X09 is gratefully acknowledged. This paper is a modified and slightly extended version of a contribution to CellMat 2010.
Analysis of Cellular Metals as Energy-Absorbing Elements in Car Seats†
Article first published online: 13 MAY 2011
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Advanced Engineering Materials
Special Issue: Cellular Materials
Volume 13, Issue 11, pages 1056–1059, November 2011
How to Cite
Nesic, S., Schäffler, P., Unruh, K., Michels, W. and Krupp, U. (2011), Analysis of Cellular Metals as Energy-Absorbing Elements in Car Seats. Adv. Eng. Mater., 13: 1056–1059. doi: 10.1002/adem.201100046
- Issue published online: 28 OCT 2011
- Article first published online: 13 MAY 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 25 MAR 2011
- Manuscript Received: 3 FEB 2011
- German Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Grant Number: PROFUND1751X09
Due to the high energy-absorption potential of metal foams and their excellent weight-to-stiffness ratio, metal foams in car seats may contribute to both increasing passenger safety and also weight reduction. An overview and the first results of a research project to apply cellular metals as energy-absorbing components in car seats in case of a crash are discussed. The project aims are material optimization and the generation of standards and design criteria for a novel technical application of metal foams. The first results reveal the microstructure and mechanical behavior of different metal foams and metal-foam/metal-sheet sandwich structures.