Ideal characteristics of a crushable
material include high deformation potential, so the reduced load can be transmitted to the structure for a long period of time, allowing large energy dissipation, Doyle, Radlinska, and Qiu observe, adding, "In case of cement-based matrices, collapsible structure can be achieved via foaming agents or crushable
inclusions, for example, using expanded polystyrene spheres as a partial or full aggregate replacement.
More recently manufacturers have developed more convenient crushable
mini-pills or dispersable formulations and fixed-dose combinations, which can be used by very young children.
Absorbing crash energy over the longest possible time makes it essential to use up every last available square millimetre of crushable
space, especially under the bonnet.
The seats incorporate shock attenuation crushable
elements developed at Land Systems South Africa.
Bariatric surgery patients must switch their medications to liquid or crushable
alternatives to get the medicine past the physiologic obstacles created by the surgery.
The car's front end reduces the risk of injury to pedestrians with impact-absorbing qualities in the bonnet structure and bumper and radiator mounts and a crushable
structure fitted to the back edge of the bonnet.
The truth has been unearthed: Plastic grocery bags have become thinner and more crushable
to the point that 100 plastic bags consume less space inside a landfill than 20 paper bags.
Business entrepreneurs are a clever, innovative bunch too - one company that particularly stood out at the recent Westpac Enterprise North Shore Business Excellence Awards was the firm that came up with the crushable
yoghurt pack, currently featured in Fresh 'n Fruity and Calci Yum yoghurt adverts.
Accident experience shows that the extent of crushable
structure between the occupants and the principal point of impact on the airplane has a direct bearing on the severity of the transmitted crash forces and, therefore, on survivability.
Top tips for packing: Take dresses and kaftans in crushable
materials; Roll up linen to prevent deep creases; Pack as many small, lightweight items as you can; Siphon off beauty products into miniatures; Forget CDs, buy an MP3 player; Don't go mad in duty free buying even more products
They've also developed poly-straw hats that have the same look and feel as a typical straw hat, but are crushable
Thus it seems that long crushable
and unwieldy structures that can survive a 30mph crash are the most likely to get into them at that speed, and when in front wheel drive of SUV form, are more dangerous at higher speeds.