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A Discussion on Interior Compartment Doors and Latches
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published March 08, 2004 by SAE International in United States
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Interior compartment doors are required by Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) 201, to stay closed during physical head impact testing, and when subjected to specific inertia loads. This paper defines interior compartment doors, and shows examples of several different latches designed to keep these doors closed. It also explores the details of the requirements that interior compartment doors and their latches must meet, including differing requirements from automobile manufacturers. It then shows the conventional static method a supplier uses to analyze a latch and door system. And, since static calculations can't always capture the complexities of a dynamic event, this paper also presents a case study of one particular latch and door system showing a way to simulate the forces experienced by a latch. The dynamic simulation is done using Finite Element Analysis and instrumentation of actual hardware in physical tests.
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CitationKeranen, M., Kulkarni, K., Stasevich, J., and Thyagarajan, R., "A Discussion on Interior Compartment Doors and Latches," SAE Technical Paper 2004-01-1483, 2004, https://doi.org/10.4271/2004-01-1483.
- January 2003
- SAE J839b May 1965 Passenger Car Side Door Latch Systems
- SAE J921 June 1965 Instrument Panel Laboratory Impact Test Procedure
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