The deformation of the front and side structures of vehicles are optimized using an integrated approach by computer simulation of collisions of vehicles of different masses and different speeds of impact. When the costs of additional material and fuel consumption are held constant at present levels, the injury costs can be reduced by 25%. This reduction is possible by optimizing the interaction of the deformation structures of vehicles of different masses. The project "Economically Justified Passenger Protection" was a cooperative effort of Volkswagen (chairman), HUK-Verband, Porsche and the Technical University of Berlin. It was sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Research and Development.

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    • International Congress and Exposition, Detroit, Michigan, February 25-March 1, 1985.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • ZOBEL, R
  • Publication Date: 1985

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  • Accession Number: 00399997
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 850516, HS-038 874
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 30 1985 12:00AM