Principal Investigator

Dr. Ly Hung Anh
Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam

ASEAN Co-Investigator


Japanese Co-Investigator

Prof. Dr. Hirotsugu INOUE
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Awarded year



Collaborative Research Program for Alumni (CRA)


Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering


“The main objective of proposed research is to improve and construct a Drop Weight Impact Machine in HCMUT based on the design of the one in ITB with supervision of ITB and Tokyo Tech. The machine can be used as a means for further research collaboration among the tri-partite Tokyo Tech “ HCMUT and ITB. The research in impact of structure is chosen for the present proposed research, because of impact safety and weight saving. Impact safety and weight-saving are two important design goals for energy absorbing structure in automotive industry. Crashworthiness of a structure may be defined by the ability of the structure to absorb energy during collapse in a controlled manner. Considering to the event of frontal collisions, modern automotive design practice calls for the use of front longitudinal members to behave as the primary load path for the impact forces and provide energy absorption in the form of axial collapse, ensuring that the forces transferred to the occupant™s compartment are within an acceptable safety level. Due to this importance, a number of researchers have conducted experimental and numerical studies investigating the energy absorbing characteristics, deformation mechanisms and failure of structural members during collisions. On the other hand, weight-saving is also important for the vehicle manufacturers to increase the speed, size and fuel efficiency of transportation vehicles, while reducing production costs.”

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