Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Parameter Characterization for Elastic Energy Absorption of an Embedded Corrugated Wave Padding Concept

[+] Author Affiliations
Sean S. Tolman

Utah Valley University, Orem, UT

Amanda Beatty, Anton E. Bowden, Larry L. Howell

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Paper No. DETC2016-59342, pp. V05AT07A010; 11 pages
  • ASME 2016 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5A: 40th Mechanisms and Robotics Conference
  • Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, August 21–24, 2016
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division, Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5015-2
  • Copyright © 2016 by ASME


The parameters of an innovative padding concept were investigated using Finite Element Analyses (FEA) and physical testing. The concept relies on a compliant corrugation embedded in an elastic foam to provide stiffness for force distribution and elastic deformation for energy absorption. The shape of the corrugation cross section was explored as well as the wavelength and amplitude by employing a full factorial design of experiments. FEA results were used to choose designs for prototyping and physical testing. The results of the physical tests were consistent with the FEA predictions although the FEA tended to underestimate the peak pressure compared to the physical tests. A performance metric is proposed to compare different padding configurations. The concept shows promise for sports padding applications. It may allow for designs which are smaller, more lightweight, and move better with an athlete than current technologies yet still provide the necessary protective functions.

Copyright © 2016 by ASME



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In