The magnitude of problems associated with employing destructive testing as a means to determine vehicle structure crashworthiness in the early design stages, coupled with the availability of modern computing systems and a host of promising numerical methods, has resulted in the development of a number of vehicle structure crash simulation computer programs. This paper delineates the problems associated with the theoretical prediction of large deformation dynamics of crash impacted vehicular structures, assesses the prediction capabilities and technical approaches of the recently developed vehicle crash simulation programs, and identifies areas of research needed to improve current crash simulation capabilities.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the Winter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Nov. 11-15, 1973, sponsored by the Applied Mechanics Division and the Automatic Controls Division. Papers presented at this meeting are compiled in "Surveys of Research in Transportation Technology", AMD-Vol. 5.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Saczalski, K J
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00057162
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1976 12:00AM