Verification and application of computerized car-to-car collision simulations are the main subjects of this paper. The simulations are based on a lumped mass, resistive element modeling approach. Direct comparisions of simulation results with corresponding crash test data are presented for a number of impact conditions. Specific simulation applications are also discussed, one dealing with intervehicular collision compatibility and another involving the investigation of structural variation effects. It is concluded that a structural simulation approach of this nature can play an important part in automobile collision studies. /HSRI/

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00152937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770015
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM