crush zone

crush zone

[′krəsh ‚zōn]
(geology)
A zone of fault breccia on fault gouge.
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They have developed cast aluminum connecting joints used in the crush zone of the space frame of the new Acura NSX automobile.
As with the Pinto, the fuel tank is located behind the rear axle: a dangerously vulnerable area in the rear impact crush zone.
There is also an enlarged front-end crush zone to protect occupants as well as six airbags and stability control fitted as standard.
According to UQM, the hybrid bus, which features a "low-floor, monocoque-type structure, four-wheel independent suspension that operates with no interior intrusion for axle clearance, and a front frame crush zone to improve occupant safety in the event of a collision," has an estimated curb weight of 9,600 pounds, "which represents a mass reduction of 64 percent compared to conventional buses thereby improving passenger-carrying payload and fuel economy.
3 to examine complex contact interaction and large deformations in a rail-car crush zone.
CRUSH FORECAST: Deep, deep stuff going on in the crush zone.
The new standards, unveiled in October, allow automakers to increase the size of minivehicles to include a larger frontal crush zone without placing such vehicles in a higher tax bracket.
Tenders are invited for Construction Of Side Wall And Rcc With Ash Bag Packing Upto Exposed Roof For Support Along Crush Zone At 3 Nos.
A recent study shows that the middle backsoat has the biggest crush zone surrounding it.
High-riding vehicles, like pickups and sport utility vehicles, shorten the available crush zone.