THREE-DIMENSIONAL OCCUPANT DYNAMICS SOFTWARE: STEERING ASSEMBLY MODEL. FINAL REPORT

Existing options available in the 3-dimensional crash victim simulation software were used to generate a steering assembly linkage data set module. This procedure was adopted for a variety of reasons including: availability of the software so no code development was required; precedence based on work at British Leyland; flexibility to model a variety of steering assembly linkages and energy absorption concepts. Development of a steering assembly model was found to be flexible and was demonstrated. A comparison between predictions and data from an impact sled test indicated similar results.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

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    General Motors Technical Center
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  • Authors:
    • Robbins, D H
  • Publication Date: 1985-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 97 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495784
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTRI-85-44, HS-039 683
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM