DEVELOPMENT OF A DETAILED VEHICLE FINITE ELEMENT MODEL. PART II: MATERIAL CHARACTERIZATOIN AND COMPONENT TESTING

A detailed multi-purpose finite element model of a 1996 Plymouth Neon was developed at the FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center. The model was developed to address vehicle safety issues, including front, side and rear performances. In part 1 of this paper, the methodology used in the development of the Neon model was presented. Issues concerning material characterization and the necessity of component wise testing were discussed. This paper will focus on material and component testing and validation. Conclusions will be made on the effect of meterial characterization to the overall model behaviour. Results of the component tests will be presented. Simulations, using LS-DYNA, of the body-in-white model will be performed. Visual validation of the body-in-white frontal impact will be conducted to evaluate the accuracy and validity of the model. (A) For Part I see ITRD E105320.

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    Woodhead Publishing, Limited

    Abington Hall, Abington
    Cambridge,   United Kingdom  CB1 6AH
  • Authors:
    • Zaouk, A K
    • MARZOUGUI, D
    • Kan, C D
  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00795005
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM