Development and Application of the Finite Element Model for a 4WD Vehicle Frontal Offset Impact 2000-05-0264
This paper presents results of an analytical simulation to evaluate the crashworthiness of the car in a frontal offset impact into the fixed deformable barrier. A finite element model for a 4 Wheel Drive vehicle frontal offset impact has been developed including engine, engine mounts, tire, steering column, propeller shaft, etc. A frontal impact with 40% offset has been simulated at 40mph using the nonlinear explicit finite element code of PAM-CRASH. A relatively well correlated finite element model concerning the deformation and deceleration of the vehicle has been achieved, and the feasible methodology for model improvement has been discussed.
Yong Ha Han, Ju Su Kim
Seoul 2000 FISITA World Automotive Congress