CAE method Development for the Seat latch effort calculation in 2nd row Bench seats and optimization 2020-01-1103
There are factors that can make installation of LATCH-equipped seats difficult or, in some cases, impossible. Customers are raising complaints on latching issues to automotive industry and in turn warranty issue cost more to the company. Therefore, automotive industries are spending lot of money on physical test and method development. At present, there is no such proven virtual test available for testing seat latch effort (passenger apply effort to do the latching). Since many industries concentrating more on developing new method using CAE approach for evaluate seat latching effort with less cost. So in this paper, authors are elaborating research on new method using CAE method LS dyna solver with Hypermesh preprocessor. Further deep dive on physical test data correlation with CAE method(virtual test) to verify the design verification efficiency. Also, from this test can able to estimate the effort easily and optimize seat latching performance.