PREDICTING THE LIMITING PERFORMANCE OF AUTOMOBILE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS UNDER CRASH CONDITIONS
The document is the final report of an investigation for determining the optimum performance characteristics of automobiles under collision circumstances. A new technique called limiting performance was used for this purpose. The first goal was to establish the feasibility of applying the limiting performance technique to the crash simulation of automobiles. Subsequent work demonstrated the utility of the new technique for the design of automobiles for crash passenger protection. Detailed results of the study are discussed. The report includes the computer programs REFORM and NLPERFORM.
Control Data CorporationProfessional Services Division
Rockville, MD USA 20850
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Chander, S
- Pilkey, W D
- Publication Date: 1976-9
- Pagination: 131 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Collisions; Computer programs; Crash injury research; Dynamic loads; Equations of motion; Linear programming; Manual safety belts; Mathematical models; Passengers; Research; Safety; Simulation; Structural design; Structural engineering; Suspension systems; Traffic safety
- Identifier Terms: FORTRAN (Computer program language)
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic response
- Old TRIS Terms: Limit design methods
- Subject Areas: Highways; Passenger Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00143969
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-007 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01335
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Dec 15 1977 12:00AM