ANALYSIS OF CRASHWORTHINESS OF AUTOMOBILE BODY IN COLLISION (SIMULATION OF FRONTAL COLLISION)

In order to reduce the injuries of the driver and passengers in automobile collision, it is necessary to adsorb the kinetic energy of the automobile, while controlling the deceleration and deformation of the compartment at the minimum. The authors conducted an analysis of the automobile collision phenomena by assuming the automobile as a mathematical model composed of 13 masses and 28 energy adsorbing structures (nonlinear springs) and by use of a computer program for the simulation of continuous systems. This is a multi-purpose model which can be used for the analyses of frontal, rear-end and moving barrier collisions. This paper introduces the mathematical model, compares the results of calculation with experimental data, and also gives an outline of several parameter studies.(a) /TRRL/

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    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited

    5-1 Marunouchi, 2-chome, Chiyoda-Ku
    Tokyo 100,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Ishisako, T
    • Fujii, O
    • TANI, M
    • Hamada, K
  • Publication Date: 1976-6

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  • Accession Number: 00163146
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Analytic
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1978 12:00AM