Mississippi State University
Schneider, Judith A.
El Kadiri, Haitham
Myers, Oliver J.
Radzilowski, Ronald H.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Master of Science
James Worth Bagley College of Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
The objective of this study was to compare the microstructural response of various DP 600 products subjected to low velocity, dynamic impact tests, typically encountered in a car crash. Since the response of steel is sensitive to its microstructure as controlled by the alloying elements, phase content, and processing; various DP 600 products may respond differently to crashes. The microstructure before and after dynamic impact deformation at 5 and 10 mph was characterized with regards to grain size, morphology, and phase content among vendors A, B, and C to evaluate efficiency in absorbing energy mechanisms during a crash simulated by dynamic impact testing in a drop tower.
Clark, Deidra Darcell, "Response of DP 600 Products to Dynamic Impact Loads" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 3802.