Browse Publications Technical Papers 2000-01-2717

Crash Compatibility of the Ultralight Steel Auto Body with Cars of the Same Size 2000-01-2717

Computational analysis of vehicle-to-vehicle crashes has been conducted for Ultralight Steel Auto Body (ULSAB) car design. The study involved vehicles of comparable weights and dimensions to assess the compatibility of the ULSAB with existing designs. Deformation and acceleration data for crashed vehicles were analyzed. Vehicle-modeling approaches have strong influence on computational results and the requirements for compatibility of models were identified for future research on vehicle-to-vehicle crash modeling.


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