Advisor

Schneider, Judith A.

Committee Member

El Kadiri, Haitham

Committee Member

Myers, Oliver J.

Committee Member

Radzilowski, Ronald H.

Date of Degree

1-1-2013

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

James Worth Bagley College of Engineering

Department

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

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.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17662

Comments

Impact Testing||Drop Tower||DP 600||Dual Phase

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