Mazda 3 since 2003
1. Operation and maintenance of the car
2. Engine
3. Transmission
4. Running gear
5. Steering mechanism
6. Brake system
7. Onboard electric equipment
8. Body
8.1. General information
8.1.1. Body framework Main characteristics Deformation zone Cabin Radiator frame panel Forward amplifier of a bumper
8.2. Hinged components of a body
8.3. Body glazing
8.4. Seats
8.5. Conditioner and heater
8.6. Tables

8-1-1-2-zona-deformacii.html Deformation zone

To reduce damage of salon, forward and back frames which are deformed at blow are developed and effectively absorb/disseminate energy of collision.
At moderate head-on collisions in a zone of the amplifier of a bumper the blow dissipates to forward side frames and elements of a forward suspension bracket.

Fig. 8.2. Zones of deformation of a body: 1 – energy of collision; 2 – forward amplifier of a bumper; 3 – forward side frame; 4 – forward cross-piece; 5 – caisson; 6 – side longitudinal beam; 7 – forward In-shaped frame

If collision happens close to salon, energy of blow dissipates side longitudinal beams and forward B-shaped frames through a caisson, reducing blow to salon.

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