Browse Publications Technical Papers 2001-01-3167
2001-10-01

Investigation of Car Stability in Crash Simulations 2001-01-3167

In order to support the car design process, a software tool DIFFCRASH has been conceived and recently been implemented by the GMD in the AUTOBENCH project, which is funded by the German Ministry of Research and Technology. This GMD contribution has been done in intense cooperation with project partners BMW and ESI.
For a given parameter setting in a carmaker’s Input Deck and on the basis of a resulting sample of DSY-files (loosely speaking, a sample of cars), generated by ESI.PAM-CRASH software, so-called stability measures are calculated as statistics (over the car sample, e.g., average, standard deviation, etc.) for different underlying ‘functionals’. The statistics are provided node- and state-wise, the functionals use only geometric information from global node coordinates.
In a DIFFCRASH run, for each chosen stability measure an ASCII-file of values, ordered according to states and secondly to nodes, is produced and then merged by means of the ESI.DSYMERGE-tool to a common DSY-file (on the basis of a selected DSY-file from the original sample). This so-called DSYMERGE-file is the main output of DIFFCRASH. The extended DSY-file may then be used for a colour-encoded visualization with PAM-VIEW, in order to detect zones (hot spots) of high statistical values as a suggestive indication of instabilities. In this context, DIFFCRASH – results, from simulations with BMW Model 3, have confirmed the above proposed approach. Concrete results will be presented.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

The Foresight Vehicle: Prescient Tools to Support the Design of Reliable Automotive Products

2002-01-0827

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Development of a New Breath Alcohol Detector without Mouthpiece to Prevent Drunk Driving

2009-01-0638

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Design for the Rough Terrain Environment

680098

View Details

X