Top Post Dawg
- Nov 18, 2014
- 2011 vw golf tdi(gone to greener pastures), 2001 ford f250 powerstroke
The 30X stainless isn't really that brittle. I think they'll probably cut some relief channels in the back side of the sheets in strategic locations to facilitate crumplage. If you look at the remnants of SpaceX 30X SS test articles that underwent RUD (blew up),. there's quite a lot of deformation. It is hard stuff though.??? The aluminum is still painted, stamped, the truck still has a frame and Al is soft and easy to scratch metal..... if anything that's the complete opposite. The advantage to Aluminum is it's lighter. That's it.
With the CT I would expect most accidents will have two outcomes. Either there's ~no damage or the truck is basically totaled. The crash tests will be interesting since I think it will have a shatter zone more than a crumple zone since 30X breaks before it bends.