FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF A LOW SPEED BUMPER BEAM IMPACT

Finite Element Analysis results are presented of a 5 mph barrier impact test of a generic bumper beam for a passenger vehicle. The finite element model was analyzed using the new MADYMO 5.1 FEM module. The bumper beam geometry was modelled in shell elements, impacted by a rigid barrier plane. The size of the model could be reduced by applying symmetry boundary conditions on the vehicle center line. A commonly used sheet molded thermoplastic composite represented the bumper beam material. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 875886.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 57-60

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM