Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling and Front Crash Process Analysis of Car Bodywork
Traffic accidents cause to a large quantity of personnel casualty and economic loss every year. The safety in vehicle crash has been one of important criterions in vehicle design. In this study a three-dimensional finite element model was established and the front crash process of car bodywork was analyzed. The simulation results show that the structure design of car bodywork is reasonable and of safety for the passengers. The investigation of this study not only validates the rationality of the car bodywork design but also provides a detailed numerical simulation model for further investigation as well as improvement and optimization of the car bodywork structure.
L. X. Guo et al., "Three-Dimensional Finite Element Modeling and Front Crash Process Analysis of Car Bodywork", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 44-47, pp. 920-923, 2011