1977-02-01

Computer Simulation of Car-To-Car Collisions 770015

Verification and application of computerized car-to-car collision simulations are the main subjects of this paper. The simulations are based on a lumped mass, resistive element modeling approach. Direct comparisons of simulation results with corresponding crash test data are presented for a number of impact conditions. Specific simulation applications are also discussed, one dealing with intervehicular collision compatibility and another involving the investigation of structural variation effects. It is concluded that a structural simulation approach of this nature can play an important part in automobile collision studies.

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