Vehicle Side Crash Safety Research based on Dynamics Modeling and Analysis

Yao-Jun Zheng*
Zhejiang Technical Institute of Economics, HangZhou, Zhejiang, 310018, China

© 2014 Zheng

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The safety of vehicle side impact has become an important research content in the field of automotive passive safety. The nonlinear dynamic explicit finite element method is used to establish the side crashworthiness model of vehicle and side crash finite element model validation is also given. The finite element model is consistent with vehicle side stiffness, which can be used in the side crash simulation analysis. The simulation calculation and result analysis of side crash are carried out for a particular vehicle model to improve the side crash safety performance.

Keywords: Dynamics model, The finite element model, Vehicle side crash safety, Nonlinear dynamic explicit finite.