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3rd European LS-DYNA Conference

A review of the state-of-the-art in vehicle modeling for crashworthiness analysis using LSDYNA
Paul du Bois
 
A SEISMIC POST ELASTIC BEHAVIOR OF SPHERICAL TANKS
Pascal Pourcel - TECHNIP
Estelle Coussedière, Claire Gauthier, Nima Edjtemai - DYNALIS
French regulation for seismic verification of structures is separated in two parts : * the "normal risk" for a structure which affects only it's surrounding when it collapses, * the "special risk" for a structure which could be dangerous for persons at long distances The first category includes all buildings. The calculation methods are in general static and the post elastic behavior is taken into account by a reduction ...
ALE AND FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION IN LS-DYNA
M’hamed Souli - Université des Sciences de Lille et Technologie
A new Eulerian-Lagrangian coupling algorithm and improved multi-material ALE-capabilities have made LS- DYNA an efficient tool for analyzing large deformation processes, such as bird strike events and forging operations. This paper contains two example problems that illustrate the current features of the code.
AN EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL STUDY ON THE ENERGY ABSORBING CAPABILITY OF ALUMINUM EXTRUSIONS UNDER OBLIQUE LOADING
A. Reyes, M. Langseth, O. S. Hopperstad - Structural Impact Laboratory
Oblique loading was studied through static experiments and numerical simulations. The behavior of square aluminum columns in alloy AA6060 subjected to oblique loading was investigated experimentally for three different load angles. The square columns were clamped at one end and oblique load conditions were realized by applying a force with different angles to the centerline of the column. Numerical simulations were later carried out to validate ...
ASPECTS OF SEAT BELT MATERIAL SIMULATION
C. Pedrazzi, K. Elsäßer, S. Schaub - TRW Occupant Restraint Systems GmbH & Co. KG
The so-called D-ring dynamic overturning is an instability phenomenon occurring occasionally during car crashes. It can have a negative effect to the restraint function of the seat belt system and lead to increased seat belt forces to the occupant. In order to avoid this phenomenon the influence of different parameters has to be investigated. Therefore a simulation model has been created, using the Finite Element Code LS-DYNA 3D. Major ...
CHARACTERIZATION AND COMPONENT LEVEL CORRELATION OF ENERGY ABSORBING (EA) POLYURETHANE FOAMS (PU) USING LS-DYNA MATERIAL MODELS
Babushankar Sambamoorthy, Tuhin Halder - Lear Corporation, Ford Division
Polyurethane (PU) foams are one of the most widely used countermeasures for head impact protection. For accurate prediction of the head injury parameters, studies were conducted to establish a reliable LS-DYNA[1] material model to characterize PU foams. A 5.0pcf (80.09 g/l) PU foam was characterized using four different material models available in LS-DYNA for simulating foams, namely MAT_LOW_DENSITY_FOAM (MAT57), MAT_CRUSHABLE_FOAM (MAT63), ...
CHARACTERIZATION AND COMPONENT LEVEL CORRELATION OF ENERGY ABSORBING (EA) POLYURETHANE FOAMS (PU) USING LS-DYNA MATERIAL MODELS
Babushankar Sambamoorthy - Lear Corporation
Polyurethane (PU) foams are one of the most widely used countermeasures for head impact protection. For accurate prediction of the head injury parameters, studies were conducted to establish a reliable LS-DYNA[1] material model to characterize PU foams. A 5.0pcf (80.09 g/l) PU foam was characterized using four different material models available in LS-DYNA for simulating foams, namely MAT_LOW_DENSITY_FOAM (MAT57), MAT_CRUSHABLE_FOAM (MAT63), ...
CRASH-SIMULATION OF HAT-SECTIONS RELIABILITY OF THE NUMERICAL MODEL
Paul Du Bois - consulting engineer
Thomas Frank - Daimler-Chrysler
 
CRASHWORTHINESS ANALYSIS OF A LOCK GATE IMPACTED BY THREE DIFFERENT RIVER SHIPS
Hervé Le Sourne, Stéphane Paboeuf, Guy Babaud - French Shipbuilding Research Institute
Jean-Claude Rodet - ECMT
This paper presents a study of the crashworthiness of the Pierre Bénite lock gate using a FEM approach. This gate situated in the Rhône river (south of Lyon) is collided by three different river ships : - a 6000 DWT convoy of barges with an initial velocity of 1m/s, - 3500 DWT carrier Rhône-Liner with an initial velocity of 1m/s, - a 2200 DWT passenger vessel with initial velocities of 1m/s and 2m/s. An analytical ...
DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF A US SIDE IMPACT MOVEABLE DEFORMABLE BARRIER FE MODEL
Abdullatif K. Zaouk, Dhafer Marzougui - The George Washington University
Automotive safety regulations vary in different parts of the world. Dynamic side impact regulations, for example, are different than the ones in Europe. United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the European Union (EU) have each produced their own distinct testing procedures such as different deformable barriers, impact configurations and anthropomorphic test devices (dummies). Although both test procedures have ...
Dynamics in Aerospace
Dr. Yves GOURINAT - ENSICA Professor Mechanics & Space Techniques
Airships Aircrafts Spacecrafts
EFFECTIVENESS OF COUNTERMEASURES IN RESPONSE TO FMVSS 201 UPPER INTERIOR HEAD IMPACT PROTECTION
Arun Chickmenahalli - Lear Corporation Michigan, USA
Analysis and development of countermeasures in meeting vehicle upper interior free motion headform (FMH) impact safety requirement (FMVSS 201) has become an important aspect for engineers. FMVSS 201 safety regulation stipulates that the Head Injury Criterion, HIC (d) should be less than 1000 when a FMH is impacted at a speed of 15 mph. The interior components of a vehicle generally do not generate high HIC (d) numbers by themselves but the steel ...
EFFICIENT MODELING OF PANEL-LIKE TARGETS IN PERFORATION SIMULATION
Guangyu Shi, Junyan Guo and Chun Lu - Institute of High Performance Computing Singapore
This paper studies the application of thin shell elements and solid shell elements in the structural modeling of panel-like targets in finite element perforation simulations. LS-DYNA is used for the present numerical investigation. By comparing the projectile residual velocities and impact pressures given by the shell element targets to those obtained form the solid element target, this work shows that the solid shell element modeling of ...
ESTIMATION OF THE TRANSVERSE CRUSH RESISTANCE OF A SECTION OF THE T23 FRIGATE
Dr. G.S. Kalsi - Cranfield University, UK
Ocean-going vessels are very complex structures, and can have displacements ranging from hundreds to tens of thousands of tons. In the case of bulk carriers and tankers, this can be as much as half-a-million tons. When in motion, they can possess very large amounts of kinetic energy even if their velocities are small. They therefore have the potential to cause serious damage in case they are involved in a collision. Ships moving in ports or ...
F - Ma = 0 The unique certitude in Aerospace ?
Dr. Yves GOURINAT - ENSICA Professor Mechanics & Space Techniques
 
FEM-PROCESS-SIMULATION OF HYDROMECHANICAL DEEP-DRAWING
Matthias Aust - University of Stuttgart (Germany)
The FEM-Process-Simulation of metal forming processes has been proven to be useful during the design stage of components and toolings. However, this is not valid for relatively new processes, e. g.. hydromechanical deep-drawing. Hydromechanical deep-drawing is related to conventional deep-drawing, but the process is quite different. When using hydromechanical deep-drawing, instead of a rigid female die a counter pressure pot is used to ...
FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF DUCTILE FAILURE IN STRUCTURAL STEEL SUBJECTED TO MULTIAXIAL STRESS STATES AND HIGH STRAIN RATES
T. Børvik, O.S. Hopperstad, S. Dey, M. Langseth - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
T. Berstad - LSTC
Notched specimens of the structural steel Weldox 460 E have been tested at high strain rates in a Split Hopkinson Tension Bar. The aim was to study the combined effects of strain rate and stress triaxiality on the strength and ductility of the material. It is further considered important to obtain experimental data that may be used in validation of constitutive relations and fracture criteria. The force and elongation of the specimens were ...
HYDROPLANING SIMULATION USING FLUID-STRUCTURE INTERACTION IN LS-DYNA
Masataka Koishi, Toshihiko Okano - The Yokohama Rubber Co.,Ltd.
Lars Olovsson - LSTC
Hideo Saito, Mitsuhiro Makino - Fujitsu Ltd.
The hydroplaning phenomenon is a key issue for safe driving on a wet road. However, it has been extremely difficult to predict the onset of hydroplaning using numerical simulation. The hydroplaning is a complex multi-physics problem, involving rolling tires with complex groove geometry and surrounding water. Recently the fluid-structure interaction capability has been developed for both Eulerian and ALE formulations in LS-DYNA. Using this ...
IMPROVED SPOTWELD SIMULATION WITH LS-DYNA - NUMERICAL SIMULATION AND COMPARISON TO EXPERIMENTS
Karl Schweizerhof, Werner Schmid - CAD-FEM GmbH
Herbert Klamser - PORSCHE AG
Functioning of the body of a car structure with respect to stiffness, durability and crashworthiness is mainly dependent on the connection between the manufactured parts, in particular, if mainly shell type structural parts are used. Spot welding is the dominant technique used nowadays to connect shell type parts. Though spot welding is a fully automated process and a well known technique since many years, there is little knowledge about the ...
IMPROVING THE IMPACT RESISTANCE OF MASONRY PARAPETS
G. Beattie, T.C.K. Molyneaux - University of Liverpool
M.Gilbert, B.Hobbs, S.Burnett, P. Newton - University of Sheffield
D.A.Gration - Arup Advanced Technology Group
There are over 60000 masonry bridge parapets in the UK. Whereas steel and concrete parapets are well covered by design standards masonry parapets are not. Initially LS-DYNA was used to model vehicle impacts on various forms of masonry parapet. The results were encouraging, with good qualitative agreement between tests and analysis. The same finite element modelling strategy was subsequently used to help develop a guide for assessment (County ...
IN BORE BEHAVIOUR OF LARGE CALIBRE ARMOUR PIERCING FIN STABILISED DISCARDING SABOT PROJECTILES.
N.Eches, N.Paugain, C. Doffémont - Giat Industries
The efficiency of large calibre armour piercing fin stabilised discarding sabot projectiles (APFDS) is primarily linked to their terminal ballistics performances. But other parameters, such as its accuracy and its yaw at the impact have also a large influence on the performance. These two parameters magnitude, as well as the survivability of the projectile during the launch phase are greatly affected by the interaction between the projectile and ...
INFLUENCE OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES ON THE PERFORMANCE OF VEHICLES IN FRONTAL CRASH
Dr.-Ing. Horst Lanzerath, Dr.-Ing. Omar Ghouati, Dr.-Ing. Jürgen Wesemann - Ford Forschungszentrum
Dr.-Ing. Robert Schilling - Ford-Werke AG
The importance of new material applications for improved passive vehicle safety is increasing. Automotive companies are using CAE methods to predict the crash behaviour of cars and to select materials for body structures, which fulfill the safety targets. The quality of crash simulations heavily depends on the material models used for these investigations. In this paper results of research projects on the application of new high strength ...
INPUT PARAMETERS FOR SPRINGBACK SIMULATION USING LS-DYNA
Bradley N. Maker, Xinhai Zhu - Livermore Software Technology Corporation
LS-DYNA has been applied to springback simulation by a large number of users, with generally mixed results. Some results have demonstrated 70% accuracy or better, while others have been entirely misleading. In order to eliminate inconsistent results, this report presents a standard procedure for conducting springback simulations with LS-DYNA. The “seamless” and “dynain” methods for springback are described, followed by a description of ...
INTEGRATED ANALYSIS OF FORMING AND CRASHWORTHINESS OF HIGH STRENGTH ALUMINIUM BUMPERS USING LS-DYNA
O.P. SØVIK, A. ARTELIUS, T.J. BROBAK - Hydro Automotive Structures
The front and rear bumper beams are important parts of the overall safety system of modern cars. Due to aluminium's high strength to weight ratio, bumper beams made of extruded aluminium profiles have become an attractive contribution to the car manufacturers’ constant strive for reducing the weight of their cars. In order to meet the various demands with respect to weight, strength, functionality, packaging , etc., a significant degree of ...
LS-DYNA PERFORMANCE ON ULTRASPARCTM -III SERVERS AND WORKSTATIONS
Youn-Seo Roh, Henry H. Fong - Sun Microsystems
Sun Microsystems recently announced a new line of high-performance Sun FireTM Midframe servers and Sun BladeTM 1000 workstations based on 750-MHz UltraSPARC-III microprocessors. These new computers offer exceptional performance for numerically intensive MCAE applications at reasonable prices. This paper presents single- and multi-processor performance and scalability results of LS-DYNA running on these systems. Results of both OpenMP and MPI ...
Modelling of an automobile tyre using LS-DYNA3D
W. Hall, R. P. Jones, J. T. Mottram - University of Warwick
This paper describes a finite element model used to investigate the quasi-static behaviour of a stationary automobile tyre vertically loaded against a stiff horizontal surface. The model includes a representation of the tyre, a steel wheel and surface. The tyre is represented in detail by a number of tyre components, the wheel and surface are coarsely modelled. LS-DYNA3D is used to simulate the inflation of the tyre, the fit between the tyre ...
MODELLING THE SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME
I.C. Howard, E.A. Patterson, J. Langley - University of Sheffield (SIRIUS)
Physical child abuse is common. For the UK alone, an informed estimate is that every year more than 200 infants die from brain injuries inflicted by violent shaking (“Shaken Baby Syndrome”). Around twice this number, who actually survive such treatment, are left with severe mental and physical disability including blindness due to associated damage to the retina (the light-sensitive part of the eye). Although it is now distressingly ...
NUMERICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF SAFETY NET SYSTEMS FOR HUMAN AND EQUIPMENT SECURITY (SKI APPLICATION)
BEN YAHIA Fayçal - DYNALIS
GOURINAT Yves - ENSICA
Human and material safety systems evolve continuously to become more perfect and face increasing requirements. Indeed, important changes of usage conditions and precautions have been caused by the technological progress of the various domains of life (means of transportation, sporting equipments etc.). In order to follow this technological expansion and optimize it for the benefit of the human beings, several research projects were ...
NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF THE WOOD RESPONSE TO THE HIGH VELOCITY LOADING .
J. Buchar - Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry, Czech Republic
J. Voldrich - Research Center of the West Bohemia University, Czech Republic
The experiments where the freely supported spruce beams have been loaded by the detonation of an explosive charge have been evaluated using of the numerical simulation. The explicit Lagrangean finite element code LS DYNA 3D has been used to analyse the beam response. The wood has been considered as global orthotropic linear elastic material with a material damage. The material damage has been described by the strain at the wood failure. This ...
NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS OF DUCTILE FAILURE IN EXTRUDED ALUMINIUM ALLOYS USING A COUPLED MODEL OF ELASTO-PLASTICITY AND DAMAGE
O.-G. Lademo, O.S. Hopperstad, T. Berstad, M. Langseth - Structural Impact Laborator
A test programme has been carried out to establish the mechanical properties of three extruded aluminium alloys. The investigated alloys exhibited significant anisotropy in strength, plastic flow and ductility. The anisotropy is mainly due to crystallographic texture, and an anisotropic yield criterion is needed to describe the mechanical behaviour. Several yield criteria were evaluated against the experimental data. The yield criterion Yld96 ...
ON TECHNIQUES FOR SIMULATING EFFECTS OF CAVITATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE INTERACTION BETWEEN STRUCTURES AND UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS USING LS-DYNA
Q.W. Ma, D.J. Andrews - University College London
In this paper, a two-step technique is suggested to reduce the reflection of shock waves from a truncated boundary without significantly smearing the incident shock wave and to suppress spurious oscillations without significantly affecting accuracy. By comparing the results for a one-dimensional case with a wellknown analytical solution, it is shown that the technique works very well.
OPTIMISATION AND ROBUSTNESS OF SIDE AIRBAG DESIGN AND ANALYSIS
Tayeb Zeguer - Jaguar cars
In order to yield significant added value, computer model need to reach to a level of reliability that enables decisions, which are only based on simulation results. Airbag deployment is highly non linear and non reproducible. Scatter in all system properties and boundary conditions also cause scatter in the performance of the system. The aim of this paper is to use stochastic simulation approach to include this natural scatter into the ...
OPTIMIZATION OF STIFFENED LAMINATED COMPOSITE CYLINDRICAL PANELS IN THE BUCKLING AND POSTBUCKLING ANALYSIS.
A. Korjakin, A.Ivahskov, A. Kovalev
Stiffened plates and curved panels are widely used as primary structural elements in aerospace, marine and civil engineering. Their stable postbuckling behavior and their capability to sustain loads far in excess of their initial buckling loads may lead to considerable weight savings, if their postbuckling strength is fully utilized and possible fatigue problems are eliminated. In the presence of large deflections, bifurcations, load and ...
PARALLEL ENGINEERING SIMULATIONS BASED ON FORMING SIMULATION OF A HEAT EXCHANGER PLATE
Gabrielson P. - Alfa Laval Lund AB
Thuvesen D. - The Swedish Institute of Production Engineering Research
Normally, simulation regarding computational fluid dynamics (CDF), structural mechanics and heat transfer simulations in sheet metal applications are made without a forming simulated part. Instead the simulation is based on especially constructed parts, with some kind of nominal geometry, only for the specific simulation. This paper presents the use of sheet metal forming simulation of an advanced thin sheet metal part as input to other ...
PARALLEL PERFORMANCE OF LS-DYNA ON THE NEXT GENERATION OF COMPUTER SYSTEMS
Jeff Zais - IBM
LS-DYNA is available on a wide variety of computer platforms, ranging from commonplace personal computers to sophisticated vector processors to high-performance scalable servers. This presentation will review historical LS-DYNA performance and look forward to what can be expected in the next generation of computer platforms. The capability of available computer platforms always has a bearing on what type of simulations LS-DYNA end users can ...
QUASI-STATIC LIMIT LOAD ANALYSIS BY LS-DYNA IN COMBINATION WITH ANSYS
Wilhelm Rust, Ulrich Franz - CAD-FEM GmbH
It is shown when and how quasi-static limit load analyses can be performed by a tran-sient analysis using LS- DYNA. Then we focus on the remaining benefits of implicit analysis and how a proper combination of ANSYS and LS-DYNA can be used to prepare the transient analysis by common preprocessing and static analysis steps. Aspects of discretization, solution control, consideration of imperfections and methods of checking the results are ...
S.P.H. : A SOLUTION TO AVOID USING EROSION CRITERION?
Céline GALLET - ENSICA
Jean Luc LACOME - DYNALIS
A new particle element has been added to LS-DYNA. It is based on Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics theory. SPH is a meshless lagrangian numerical technique used to modelize the fluid equations of motion. SPH has proved to be useful in certain class of problems where large mesh distortions occur such as high velocity impact, crash simulations or compressible fluid dynamics. First, the basis principles of the SPH method will be introduced. Then, ...
SHAPE OPTIMIZATION FOR HEAD AND KNEE IMPACT FEATURING ADAPTIVE MESH TOPOLOGY AND A DISCRETE VARIABLE
Nielen Stander, Mike Burger, Suri Balasubramanyam - Livermore Software Technology Corporation
Sharath Varadappa - Quantum Consultants, Inc., Detroit
A successive linear response surface method (SRSM) is applied to the shape optimization of vehicle crashworthiness problems involving knee and head impact. A preprocessor is used to parameterize the geometric model and mesh topology. An upper limit on the element size is used as a criterion for the mesh adaptivity. Simulation is conducted using the explicit dynamic analysis method. The study demonstrates the effectiveness of adaptive meshing ...
SIMULATION OF A DETONATION CHAMBER TEST CASE
Daniel Hilding - Engineering Research Nordic AB
The purpose of a detonation chamber is to ensure vapor and fragment containment during the destruction of explosive munitions. The toxic vapors generated by the detonation can be vented into a filtration unit. Compared to free air detonations, the use of a detonation chamber reduces the environmental impact of munitions destruction. The manufacture and testing of a detonation chambers is time consuming and expensive. At present, new designs ...
SIMULATION OF NONLINEAR VISCO-ELASTICITY
Kazuyoshi Miyamoto, Hiroshi Yoshinaga, Masaki Shiraishi, Masahiko Ueda - Sumitomo Rubber Industries,LTD.
CAE has been applied for the development of various industrial products in many kinds of fields. They are not only products made of metals but also products made of polymeric materials, such as tires, balls for various kinds of sports, press ink rolls, and so on. These materials, such as rubber and synthetic resin have viso-elastic properties. And most of them have nonlinear characteristics. In case of dealing with them, it is very ...
SIMULATIONS OF HYPERVELOCITY IMPACTS WITH SMOOTHED PARTICLE HYDRODYNAMICS
Dominique Lacerda, Jean-Luc Lacome - DYNALIS, France
This paper is devoted to the results of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) simulations of high velocity impacts on thin aluminium plates using LS-DYNA computer code. The numerical results of the damage produced on plates are compared with experimental data. Two simulations are presented : - An aluminium sphere impacting an aluminium plate at 6.64 km/s - A steel sphere impacting an aluminium plate at 5.53 km/s Experimental and numerical ...
SOME EXAMPLES OF ENERGETIC MATERIAL MODELLING WITH LSDYNA
Michel QUIDOT -SNPE Propulsion – Centre de Recherches du Bouchet
SNPE is using DYNA codes for more 15 years for characterisation and modelling of energetic materials : high explosives, solid propellants, gun propellants and pyrotechnic systems for functioning, safety, survivability and vulnerability analysis in space and defence applications. This paper presents some examples of the use of LSDYNA in the field of solid mechanics, fluid mechanics and detonics. The first example concerns the development of a ...
STATE-OF-THE-ART IN THE USE OF (LS-DYNA) FORMING SIMULATION IN HYDROFORMING AND PRECEDING PROCESSES
A. Haas, H. Bauer, I. Lerch -FH Aalen
M. Mihsein, R. Hall - University of Wolverhampton
A. Böhm - Siempelkamp Pressen Systeme GmbH & Co.
Rapid and reliable methods for component development and economic manufacturing layout are today crucial factors for the application of hydroforming techniques in mass production of lightweight components for the automotive industry. Optimum design of components taking into consideration special process-specific factors enhances safety and also the cost-effectiveness. The feasibility study, the component configuration and definition of a ...
THE CASE FOR EXPLICIT FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS OF FABRIC SYSTEMS, A PRESENTATION OF REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS AND RESULTS
A.P. Taylor - Irvin Aerospace Inc
This paper presents the application of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to real world problems typically encountered in the Aerodynamic Decelerator Systems field, and to fabric engineering in general. All simulation results are presented from the commercially available Explicit FEA package LS-DYNA, as this has been our most successful application. Our experience with the application of Implicit FEA, is that commercially available codes cannot ...
THE GENERATION OF A MATERIAL MODEL TO REPRESENT THE MECHANICAL BEHAVIOUR OF AN ALIPHATIC POLYETONE (CARILON EP) AT HIGH STRAIN RATE EVENTS AND LOW TEMPERATURES.
Jerome P. J. Coulton - Advanced Car Technology Systems
Although explicit finite element codes have been used for many years to predict the impact performance of plastic components, there are few papers that detail how the constants for material models were determined and the resulting models validated with experimental test results. Aliphatic polyetone materials appear very attractive materials for the developers of automotive fuel systems. This is principally due to their low fuel permeability and ...
THE IDENTIFICATION OF RATE-DEPENDENT MATERIAL PROPERTIES IN FOAMS USING LS-OPT
Heiner Müllerschön, Ulrich Franz, Thomas Münz - CAD-FEM GmbH
Nielen Stander - Livermore Software Technology Corporation
In the past years more and more complex materials, e. g. plastic and metallic foams, honey-comb materials, different types of glues, epoxy-glass materials etc., were incorporated in a wide range of products, particularly in the automotive industry. For the modeling of such materials within nonlinear dynamic problems numerous material models are available in LS-DYNA. However, the application of these material models require the knowledge of ...
THE INFLUENCE OF RESIDUAL EFFECTS OF STAMPING ON CRASH RESULTS
Trevor Dutton, Paul Richardson, Andrew Knight, Richard Sturt - Ove Arup & Partners
The thickness changes and work hardening arising during the forming process are generally ignored in crash analysis. However, LS-DYNA offers a number of options for quantifying these effects. This paper sets out some recommended methods, and quantifies the effect of the forming process on crash response of a typical car of stamped steel construction. LS-DYNA can also be used for accurate stamping simulation, but in this study a one-step code ...
USING CAE TO EVALUATE STRUCTURAL FOAM ALTERNATIVES IN B-PILLAR AND BUMPER DESIGNS
Sameer Gupta - Honda R&D, Americas, Inc.
This study examined the viability of using structural foam designs as lightweight alternative in B-pillar and bumper designs. The B-pillar was evaluated for side impact performance with respect to intrusion, while the rear bumper was evaluated for low speed impact performance with respect to intrusion and energy absorption. Typical stamped steel structures were used as baselines. Structural foam designs were evaluated using simulation and ...
WEB-CENTRIC LS-DYNA
Henry H. Fong HPC Marketing – Enterprise Systems Products Sun Microsystems
The Internet has changed the way business is done – and High Performance Computing (HPC) is no exception. Many firms have launched “dot-com” software to facilitate B2B collaboration, outsource jobs, provide engineering services, or exchange data with suppliers and partners. Recently, however, hundreds of dot-coms have failed, and many high-tech companies have laid off thousands of workers. Now what? The term ASP (application service provider) ...