NUMERICAL CALCULATION OF THE BENDING COLLAPSE OF TWO STRUCTURAL CAR SAFETY COMPONENTS

Nonlinear finite element techniques are applied to a longitudinal car beam and the bending collapse of a steering tube column. Results are compared to measurements and suggest that these numerical techniques can be applied in a predictive manner and that they are useful in reducing the amount of component testing. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 391971. (TRRL)

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 29-38

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00391977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-85298-539-8
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 29 1985 12:00AM