LARGE DISPLACEMENT, NONLINEAR STATIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF AUTOMOBILE SHEET METAL STRUCTURE

A technique was developed to analyze the large deflection and rotation phenomenon of automobile bodies in a crash environment. No restrictions are made on the magnitudes of rotations; the deformation, however, is considered to be small in each element. The two time integration procedures, explicit and implicit, yield equivalent results for dynamic problems. Use of the implicit procedure with large time step allows quasistatic type analyses. This is of particular importance when trying to reproduce full-scaled "static" crush tests analytically. However, for impulsive type loads, path-dependent materials such as some elastoplastic materials and structures with high frequency content, where small time step is required the explicit scheme is much more suitable since it generally requires fewer computations for a given step.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the SAE Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 27 February-3 March 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Yeung, K S
    • Hollowell, T
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 24 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178838
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780367 Preprint, HS-025 448U
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1985 12:00AM