MATISSE: Design Concepts and Modelling Approaches for Increasing the Safety of Alternatively Powered Vehicles

MATISSE aims to improve the capability of the automotive sector to model, predict and optimise the crash behaviour of mass produced fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite structures, which will be used in alternatively powered vehicles (APV). The ability to investigate crashworthiness of FRP vehicle structures by numerical simulation is important for these lightweight materials to see widespread use in future vehicles. By delivering this ability MATISSE will lead to safer, more efficient and more desirable vehicles. Modelling tools developed will be further validated through two automotive solution components: adaptive crash structures and high-pressure storage tanks. Future crash scenarios will be assessed and new evaluation criteria regarding safety will be developed.


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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Transport Research Arena (TRA) 2014 Proceedings

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  • Accession Number: 01529574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: VTI, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 26 2014 1:20PM