SIMULATION OPTIMIZATION OF THE CRASHWORTHINESS OF A PASSENGER VEHICLE IN FRONTAL COLLISIONS USING RESPONSE SURFACE METHODOLOGY
Although computer simulation is regarded primarily as a tool for systems analysis, simulation can also be used in the process of systems optimization. This paper describes recent enhancements to a computer program package which enables the use of vehicle and occupant simulation models in determining the design of vehicles and restraints for maximum occupant impact protection. Also described is an application of this program package to determine the optimal design of a passenger vehicle involved in frontal collisions.
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Warrendale, PA United States 15096
- White Jr, K P
- Gabler III, H C
- Pilkey, W D
- HOLLOWELL, W T
- Publication Date: 1985
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 14 p.
- TRT Terms: Crashworthiness; Design; Frontal crashes; Occupant protection devices; Optimization; Restraint systems; Simulation; System design; Vehicle design
- Uncontrolled Terms: Occupant protection
- Old TRIS Terms: Occupant restraint; Optimum design
- Subject Areas: Design; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00450777
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 850512, HS-038 945
- Files: HSL, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM