1997-02-24

On the Design of Vehicle Structure for Crashworthiness (Numerical and Experimental Results) 970579

This paper describes a method to design an improved structure for frontal crash. A finite element model has been developed using nonlinear finite element crash code V-CRUSH. Numerical results were experimentally verified using static and dynamic tests. The main objective of the study was to design the structure to dissipate more energy and to reduce intrusion. The design also considered the mean load capacity, mode of collapse and the maximum strength.

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