Selection of Vehicle Prototypes for Rollover Sensor Calibration Tests using CAE-DOE 2002-01-2057
CAE has played a key role in development of the rollover safety technology by reducing the required number of prototypes. CAE-led Design Of Experiments (DOE) studies have helped in developing the process to minimize the number of CAE runs and to optimize use of the prototypes. This paper demonstrates the use of CAE/DOE for the design and optimization of rollover vehicle prototypes and also investigates effects of various factors in the selection of vehicle configuration for rollover sensor calibration testing. The process described herein has been successfully applied to vehicle programs. Modeling and analysis guidelines are also presented for CAE engineers to help in optimizing vehicle prototypes at program level.