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Title: Design and analysis of an impact energy absorbing steering system

Authors: M.S. Patil; Varun Galgali

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Udyambag, Belagavi 590008, Karnataka, India ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Udyambag, Belagavi 590008, Karnataka, India

Abstract: In a country that continues to hold the record for high road deaths every year, it is important to have reliable safety system in vehicles which is an absolutely crucial pre-requisite for driver safety. The latest tests, conducted by Global NCAP (New Car Assessment Program), showed that in an accident, most budget cars would leave the driver with possible life-threatening injuries. For such cars with insufficient or unreliable safety devices, this paper deals with the design of an impact absorbing steering column, used to achieve controlled deceleration of a restrained/unrestrained occupant to reduce the impact forces and thus reducing the chances of fatal injuries.

Keywords: impact absorbing systems; steering systems; driver safety.

DOI: 10.1504/IJVS.2018.093065

International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2018 Vol.10 No.1, pp.87 - 96

Available online: 25 Jun 2018 *

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