The NHTSA has, over the past number of years, funded development of the Calspan Three-Dimensional Crash Victim Simulation (CAL-3D CVS). This investment has resulted in the availability of a powerful analytical tool for studying the impact dynamics of vehicle occupants and pedestrians. The CAL-3D is very general and maintains a high degree of fidelity in modeling the vehicle and occupant system. It, therefore, requires an extensive amount of data to be supplied in order to successfully conduct a simulation run. The number of input data cards required for a typical run may easily exceed 300. Extreme care must be taken in preparing an input deck because of the mixed formats with which the data is read and the necessity at times, to include blank cards for proper sequencing. MGA Research Corporation has developed and upgraded a series of programs known as the User Convenience Package. These programs provide a smooth interaction between the CAL-3D CVS program and the user. The package includes preprocessing programs which substantially ease the burden of construction of a CVS input data deck. Several utility programs have been included to allow the user to set up and maintain libraries of input data elements which may be utilized in the construction of a CVS input data deck. Postprocessing programs are also available which allow interactive selection of output variables to be displayed and plotted after a run has been made. Two existing programs, the GOOD, and the VIEW programs, have also been incorporated into the User Convenience Package. The package allows submission of normally seated vehicle occupant runs with restraints provided by belts or airbags as well as pedestrian occupants positioned in the path of a moving vehicle. This volume provides instructions for use of the developed programs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    MGA Research Corporation

    58 Sonwil Drive
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • McGrath, M T
    • Segal, D J
  • Publication Date: 1984-1

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396145
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: G36-V-3 Tech Rpt., HS-806 547
  • Contract Numbers: DTNH22-82-A-37046
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM