9R10. Vehicle Crash Mechanics. - M Huang (Dearborn MI). CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton FL. 2002. 481 pp. ISBN 0-8493-0104-1. $99.95.

Reviewed by N Jones (Dept of Mech Eng, Univ of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, L69 3GH, UK).

This book has grown out of lectures which have been given by the author on vehicle crashworthiness to automotive engineers from the Ford Motor Company, full service suppliers to the Ford Motor Company, and engineers from various consulting firms. The character of the book reflects this background; it is a thorough and detailed exposition of the subject, which is a cross between a textbook and a handbook. The book focuses almost exclusively on automobiles, although the basic equations, and some of the sections, could also be used for other vehicle crash mechanics.

The book contains seven chapters with the headings: Crash pulse and...

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