Self-correcting Crash Energy Absorber
An energy absorber (102) for absorbing kinetic energy of a vehicle is disclosed. The energy absorber comprises a housing (104) adapted to be mounted to a vehicle body, and energy absorber blocks (112, 114, 116, 118), each of which has at least one respective deformable material adapted to absorb energy by being deformed and having a respective deformation resistance. The energy absorber blocks are arranged substantially in order of sequentially increasing deformation resistance, and the energy absorber is adapted to be mounted to the vehicle body such that the energy absorber blocks are arranged substantially in order of increasing deformation resistance in a direction moving away from the vehicle body.
O'NEILL CONOR FRANCIS [GB]; ROBINSON ALEXANDER MARK [GB]
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