Because of the inability of existing automotive bumpers to absorb energy during impacts over the supports, energy absorbers have to be used to make bumpers effective in barrier impacts. A parametric analysis of a novel double‐beam bumper concept has shown that its performance, in terms of energy absorption and impact forces, is insensitive to the location of the point of impact. Physical realizations of this concept, which may not require more material than existing designs, and which are particularl…
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