PREDICTING CRUSH RESPONSE OF AUTOMOTIVE STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS

An analytical technique presented in this paper provides the capability to predict the crush response of certain automotive structural components. This technique was coded from the finite difference formulation to solve the highly nonlinear equations of motion of the structural components when subjected to large deformation. For the purpose of demonstration, four problems solved by using this program will be reported in this paper. /SAE/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Ni, C M
    • Fine, D S
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190046
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780671
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM