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A large Hopkinson bar method is proposed for the correct measurement of the load displacement characteristics of real size thin sheet metal structures used as an energy absorbing system in case of vehicle collision. The measurement performances represent progress with respect to the commonly used testing techniques because the method allows control and clear measurement of the stress waves due to impact loading.

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Authors: ALBERTINI C ET AL., JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Eurodyn '93 : 2nd European Conference on Structural Dynamics, Trondheim (NO), June 21-23, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37589 ORA
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