DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTER SIMULATION PROGRAM FOR COLLINEAR CAR/CAR AND CAR/BARRIER COLLISIONS

THE REPORT DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW VEHICLE COLLISION SIMULATION PROGRAM CAPABLE OF ANALYZING COLLINEAR CAR/CAR AND CAR/FIXED RIGID BARRIER COLLISIONS IN WHICH EACH CAR MAY BE REPRESENTED BY A LUMPED-PARAMETER CONFIGURATION INVOLVING UP TO 4 MASSES AND 35 NONLINEAR SPRINGS (I.E., ENERGY ABSORBERS). USER INSTRUCTIONS: SPECIAL OPTIONS AND FEATURES; AND SALIENT RESULTS OF APPROXIMATELY 14 DEMONSTRATION RUNS; ARE PRESENTED IN THE BODY OF THE REPORT. SUGGESTIONS FOR USER FAMILIARIZATION AND FURTHER PROGRAM GROWTH AND EXPANSION ARE ALSO GIVEN. /NTIS/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Battelle Columbus Laboratories

    Columbus, OH  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Herridge, J T
    • Mitchell, R K
  • Publication Date: 1972-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 346 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224409
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rept
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM