1987-10-01

Passenger Car Frontal Barrier Simulation Using Nonlinear Finite Element Methods 871958

This paper describes the numerical simulation of a 30 MPH passenger car frontal barrier crash. The simulation was perforated on a CRAY X-MP/24 with PAM-CRASH, which is an explicit finite element code. The deformed shapes, and barrier force deformation from the simulation and the test are compared. The process of developing this frontal crash simulation is discussed, along with its application in the crashworthiness design process.

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