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Meaning of "crumple zones" in the English dictionary

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WHAT DOES CRUMPLE ZONES MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Crumple zone

The crumple zone is a structural feature mainly used in automobiles and recently incorporated into railcars. Crumple zones are designed to absorb the energy from the impact during a traffic collision by controlled deformation. This energy is much greater than is commonly realized. A 2000 kg car travelling at 60 km/h, before crashing into a thick concrete wall, is subject to the same impact force as a front-down drop from a height of 14.2m crashing on to a solid concrete surface. Increasing that speed by 50% to 90 km/h compares to a fall from 32m - an increase of 125%. This is because the stored kinetic energy is given by E = mass × speed squared. It increases as the square of the impact velocity. Typically, crumple zones are located in the front part of the vehicle, in order to absorb the impact of a head-on collision, though they may be found on other parts of the vehicle as well. According to a British Motor Insurance Repair Research Centre study of where on the vehicle impact damage occurs: 65% were front impacts, 25% rear impacts, 5% left side, and 5% right side.

Definition of crumple zones in the English dictionary

The definition of crumple zones in the dictionary is parts of a motor vehicle, at the front and the rear, that are designed to crumple in a collision, thereby absorbing the impact.

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WORDS THAT END LIKE CRUMPLE ZONES

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Synonyms and antonyms of crumple zones in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «crumple zones» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CRUMPLE ZONES

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Translator English - Chinese

溃缩区
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

zonas de deformación
570 millions of speakers

English

crumple zones
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

crumple क्षेत्रों
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

جعدة المناطق
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

зоны деформации
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

zonas de deformação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

চূর্ণবিচূর্ণ অঞ্চল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

zones de déformation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Zon crumple
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Knautschzonen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

衝撃吸収ゾーン
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

주름 지역
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Zona crumple
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

các vùng chịu lực
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நனைந்த மண்டலங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पडीक झोन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Batırma bölgeleri
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

zone di deformazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

strefy zgniotu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зони деформації
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zone de deformare
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

ζώνες παραμόρφωσης
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

frommelsones
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

deformationszoner
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

deformasjonssoner
5 millions of speakers

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CRUMPLE ZONES»

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The Essentials of GCSE OCR Additional Science for ...
Crumple zones, seatbelts and air bags all change shape on impact to absorb energy and therefore reduce the risk of injury to the people in the car. Seatbelts have to be replaced after a crash because they can be damaged by the forces they ...
Jacquie Punter, Robert Johnson, Steve Langfield, 2006
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College Physics: Reasoning and Relationships
Crumple zones. A life-saving development in automobile manufacture is the invention of crumple zones, areas of the body and frame of a car deliberately made to collapse in a collision (Fig. P7.64) such that the passenger compartment will not ...
Nicholas Giordano, 2009
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Spy
The driver seems secure enough, but the front-seat passenger has a 70 percent likelihood of receiving a life-threatening injury in a serious crash. The Elantra ad also crows about its crumple zones. "You hear a lot of manufacturers touting that  ...
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Structural Failure and Plasticity: IMPLAST 20004-6 October ...
To meet the requirements, vehicle manufactures use progressive crumple zones and supplemental restraint systems (SRSS). The crumple zones reduce the impact forces suffered by the vehicle occupants during a collision. It is the crumple ...
X.L. Zhao, R.H. Grzebieta, 2000
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Forces and Motion
60 minutes Crumple zones Some parts of a vehicle are designed to bend, or crumple, in a crash. They are called crumple zones. When they crumple, they absorb some of the forces and energy of the crash and therefore protect people inside ...
Director of the Maya Corpus Program Ian Graham, Ian Graham, 2014
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Physics for AQA.: Separate award
Crumple zones These are parts of your car that 'fold up' if it collides with anything. When a car is moving, it has moving (or kinetic) energy. When it stops, this energy has to go somewhere. The crumple zones transfer the energy to the car's  ...
Ann Fullick, Patrick Fullick, 2001
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Gcse Suc Aqa Add Sci Hi Rev Gd
One way in which this is now being done is by building cars with crumple zones. Parts of the car body are designed to gradually crumple and squash on impact. They increase the time during which the momentum is changing and so reduce ...
‎2006
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Physics
The 'crumple zones' of a car are meant to lessen the force of an impact. Car manufacturers test the safety of their cars by driving them by remote control into brick walls. Why are impacts lessened by using crumple zones? Consider the collision ...
Jim Breithaupt, 2001
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New Physics for You
Crumple zones are the parts of cars that are designed to collapse in a crash. You can investigate the design of crumple zones like this: 1 00 g mass graph paper test materia] G-clamp Questions a) What kind of energy does the trolley have at ...
Keith Johnson, 2001
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Hybrid Vehicles: and the Future of Personal Transportation
Crumple zone one third more deceleration (passenger injury) when crumple zones are an equal 3.0 ft, with the added crumple zone of 2.3 ft, the deceleration is equal. With cross-hatching to highlight the crumple zones in Figure 7.8, the styling ...
Allen Fuhs, 2008

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CRUMPLE ZONES»

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Scouting safety
... company installed movable interior liner that absorbs and disperses the energy of a crash, much the way an automobile's “crumple zones” do ... «Gulf Times, Jul 15»
2
Crash with cow raises questions
... meaning the main impact is with the windscreen and roof rather than the frontal crumple zones which are better able to absorb impact forces.”. «Independent Online, Jul 15»
3
Overloading mentality
... day have windshields made of safety glass, if there are even crumple zones designed to protect passengers, or if the ornamental horses and ... «Visayan Daily Star, Jul 15»
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Ground-breaking design shakes up motorcycle helmet industry
... company installed movable interior liner that absorbs and disperses the energy of a crash, much the way an automobile's “crumple zones” do ... «LimaOhio.com, Jul 15»
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Daimler Buses: undoubtedly the number one for safety in Europe
In 1974 the Mercedes-Benz O 303 featured integrated rollover bars and energy-absorbing crumple zones. In the early 1980s it demonstrated its ... «The Auto Channel, Jul 15»
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Which Type of Vehicle is Safest: SUVs or Sedans?
... lots of airbags, large crumple zones, active passenger restraints and all the other things we normally associate with surviving accidents.”. «Quoted, Jul 15»
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2016 Audi A4 Revealed: Coming Soon to India
... electromechanical parking brake, adaptive front-end collisions protection, seat position recognition, airbags, front and rear crumple zones, ... «Udaipur Kiran, Jul 15»
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Driver, Passenger May Not Get Same Crash Protection
... mph versus 40 mph) and allow a car to spread impact forces more evenly throughout its primary crumple zones. The IIHS small overlap test, ... «Cars.com News, Jun 15»
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VW Up! – Charming or disarmingly dismal?
In fact the VW Up! comes in around the 800kg mark, something that is almost unheard of in the modern world of airbags, crumple zones and ... «BizNews, Jun 15»
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Toyota's Crash Test Simulators Now Account For Bodies Braced For …
And when designing a vehicle's safety systems, like seatbelts, crumple zones, and air bags, every possible outcome needs to be taken into ... «Gizmodo Australia, Jun 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Crumple zones [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/crumple-zones>. Dec 2019 ».
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