Evaluation of crash compatibility of vehicles with the aid of finite element analysis

With increasing safety awareness on the part of vehicle users and the constant improvements in passive safety design during recent years. the question of the compatibility of vehicles in collision with other road users has gained in importance. After the definition of compatibility and a statistical accident analysis, this article deals with the potential of computer simulation as an aid to development. Evidence is presented to show that correct results can be obtained by computer calculation of the EEVC side impact with an Audi A4 and EuroSID dummy. Further results are calculated for a car-to-car crash between a SEAT Ibiza and an Audi A4 with occupants. The article concludes with a summary of the advantages of this method and an outlook for possible approaches in the future.


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 737-45
  • Monograph Title: The Fifteenth International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles, Melbourne, Australia, 13-16 May 1996
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: DOT HS 808 465

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01398607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 5:59PM