1978-02-01

Predicting Crush Response of Automotive Structural Components 780671

An analytical technique presented in this paper provides the capability to predict the crush response of certain automotive structural components.
This technique was coded from the finite difference formulation to solve the highly nonlinear equations of motion of the structural components when subjected to large deformation. It is operational for production usage. As a production program, it has extensive user convenience such as interactive computer graphics in model generation, model editing, and output display.
For the purpose of demonstration, four problems solved by using this program will be reported in this paper.

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