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A Scientific Approach for Designing Conservative Tests in Vehicle Development
ISSN: 1946-3979, e-ISSN: 1946-3987
Published April 14, 2008 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Wu, J., Ding, X., and Molhem, Z., "A Scientific Approach for Designing Conservative Tests in Vehicle Development," SAE Int. J. Mater. Manf. 1(1):369-376, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-0848.
This paper suggests a scientific approach to designing conservative tests based on computer simulation of the influence of the sources of variations. The idea is to design the conservative test so that, even in the presence of variation, there is a high probability that a random test will have a better result than the conservative test. Therefore, if the conservative test meets the requirement, one has a scientific reason to believe that any random test would have a high probability of meeting it. This new approach is illustrated for FMVSS301 80 kph 70% rear offset deformable barrier impact.