Simulation of a Car Frontal Offset Impact Into a Fixed Deformable Barrier

962485

10/01/1996

Event
Symposium on International Automotive Technology
Authors Abstract
Content
This paper presents results from an analytical simulation to evaluate the crashworthiness of the Ford Taurus automobile in a frontal offset collision into the fixed European Experimental Vehicles Committee deformable barrier. A finite element model of this carrier was developed for the simulation studies, and merged with an existing finite element model of the Taurus automobile. A frontal impact with 40% offset was simulated at 40 mph using the nonlinear explicit finite element code LS-DYNA3D. Modeling of the barrier is discussed, and results from the simulation are compared to actual crash test data. Overall, the simulation response matched the test response relatively well. Some deviations between the simulation and test occurred in the vehicle time response and intrusion measurements and are attributed to restriction to a practical computation time to perform the simulation, and the Taurus finite element model being too stiff.
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DOI
https://doi.org/10.4271/962485
Pages
8
Citation
Kelkar, A., Schulz, M., Chaphalkar, P., and Summers, S., "Simulation of a Car Frontal Offset Impact Into a Fixed Deformable Barrier," SAE Technical Paper 962485, 1996, https://doi.org/10.4271/962485.
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Published
Oct 1, 1996
Product Code
962485
Content Type
Technical Paper
Language
English