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Optimization of the Crashworthiness of a Passenger Car Using Iterative Simulations
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published November 01, 1993 by SAE International in United States
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The paper describes an engineering project carried out to optimize the crashworthiness of an existing passenger car for frontal crash using a procedure relying on numerical simulation. An optimization target is defined in terms of an ideal acceleration pulse at the seats anchors. The acceleration time history and structural members are scanned in parallel to correlate the local acceleration peaks to specific structural members. Members details are iteratively modified in order to alter the accelerations and get closer to the target.
CitationKisielewicz, L., Park, K., Shin, S., Cho, H. et al., "Optimization of the Crashworthiness of a Passenger Car Using Iterative Simulations," SAE Technical Paper 931977, 1993, https://doi.org/10.4271/931977.
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