EVALUATION OF CAR-TO-CAR FRONTAL OFFSET IMPACT FINITE ELEMENT MODELS USING FULL SCALE CRASH DATA

This paper describes the results of a study conducted to evaluate the performance and accuracy of a medium size sedan finite element model (FEM) for off-set car-to-car impacts. This model was originally developed for front impact. The model does not include side structure compliance. Two tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are used for evaluation of the simulations. The overall results indicate that the simulations appear to be consistent with the crash test data. Problems associated with the use of node constraints, lack of side structure model fidelity, and the different integration time marching are identified. Solutions for the problems are proposed. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 875833.

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  • Accession Number: 00719800
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 1-56091-622-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM