Crumple Zones

Exist at the front and rear of the vehicle to help absorb the impact of a collision.

These pre-stressed areas in the wings, bonnet, frame and related body components are designed to deform in a predetermined manner during collision. Their purpose is to reduce the peak deceleration of the passengers on impact by deforming and so dissipating some of the energy. The crumple zone of a vehicle is sacrificed to help protect the occupants.

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Subjects: Automotive