MODELING, SIMULATION AND VERIFICATION OF IMPACT DYNAMICS. VOLUME 1. EXECUTIVE REPORT

This document is the summary report of an investigation of the Modeling, Simulation and Verification of Impact Dynamics. The goals of this study were (i) determine the state-of-the-art of computer simulation of vehicle impact relative to the needs of NHTSA, (ii) review the state-of-the-art of impact testing, (iii) assess the need and feasibility of extending the state-of-the-art, (iv) make recommendations for the development of advanced simulations. Detailed results of the study including the development of a component frame module for advanced simulations is discussed in the other three volumes of the final report. In this volume the results and conclusions of the entire study are summarized. in addition the report includes a summary of current simulation capability, assessment of feasibility of developing advanced simulations, and a recommended methodology for their development. /NHTSA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report was Sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Department of Applied Mechanics and Engineering Science
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48105
  • Authors:
    • McIvor, I K
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00263741
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-800 996 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1974 12:00AM