1999-01-13

Car Crash Simulation Studies using Explicit Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis 990057

The paper describes simulation of frontal barrier impact of a car body shell structure for crashworthiness analysis using non linear explicit finite element package LS-DYNA3D. Predicted overall collapse modes of different structural component viz.apron, side rails etc. are in a good agreement with published results and also to some extent with experimental results. In this paper crash analysis of above car structure with crash guard is simulated using LS-DYNA3D and comparative analysis of crash behaviour of car structure in the presence of crashguard is shown to indicate its possible role on crash behaviour of a vehicle.

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