REFINEMENT OF FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF AUTOMOBILE STRUCTURES UNDER CRASH LOADING. VOLUME I. SUMMARY REPORT

A finite element computer program for use in the static and dynamic analyses of vehicle structure, including sheet metal, in a crash environment was developed in this research project. The developed computer program consists of the following features: large displacement, nonlinear static and dynamic, and elastic and plastic including strain-rate effect; with plate, three-dimensional beam and spring elements, and rigid links and a variety of three-dimensional beam end conditions; options of using either the explicit or implicit time integration procedures; and options of specifying stress, mass and center of gravity, and energy output.

  • Corporate Authors:

    IIT Research Institute

    10 West 35th Street
    Chicago, IL  USA  60616

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Yeung, K S
    • Welch, R E
  • Publication Date: 1977-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00186191
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-465 Final Rpt., J6384
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01364
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 3 1979 12:00AM