Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-1597
2000-04-02

A Stochastic Approach for Occupant Crash Simulation 2000-01-1597

Stochastic simulation is used to account for the uncertainties inherent to the system and enables the study of crash phenomenon. For analytical purposes, random variables such as material crash properties, angle of impact, human response and the like can be characterized using statistical models. The methodology outlined in this approach is based on using the information about the probability of random variables along with structural behavior in order to quantify the scatter in the structural response. Thus the analysis gives a more complete picture of the actual simulation.
Practical examples for the use of this technique are demonstrated and an overview of this approach is presented.

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