FE SIMULATIONS OF MOTORCYCLE-CAR FRONTAL CRASHES, VALIDATION AND OBSERVATIONS

The ISO 13232 document recommends a set of 3 frontal impact test configurations between the motorcycle (MC) and the car (also known as the opposing vehicle, or OV). This paper reports Finite Element (FE) based simulations of the above-mentioned frontal impacts for the OV and their detailed analysis. The simulations have been carried out in PAMCRASH. The kinetics of the crash simulation have been matched with the Full Scale Test (FST) conducted at the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI). The simulations indicate the sensitivity of the different parameters in the various MC - OV impact configurations. For the covering abstract see ITRD E825082.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF JAPAN

    1-3-1, KASUMIGASEKI, CHIYODA-KU
    TOKYO,   Japan  100-8901
  • Authors:
    • Chawla, A
    • Mukherjee, S
    • Mohan, D
    • Bose, D
    • RAWAT, P
    • SAKURAI, M
    • NAKATANI, T
  • Publication Date: 2003-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987332
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM