The Modeling and Application of Moving Deformable Barrier Model with Beam Element
According to GB 20071-2006 regulation, the finite element model of aluminum honeycomb block was built with beam elements, and the corresponding moving deformable barrier (MDB) model was validated. Side impacts between a vehicle and the MDBs which were set up with beam elements and solid elements respectively, were simulated. The velocities of five key points on the B pillar and the door were measured and compared with the test data. The results show that the demands of the regulations could be achieved by the MDB with beam elements, while at the same time, the efficiency of computing is improved and better local characteristic is obtained.
Linli Xu, Wenya Tian and Elwin Mao
L. B. Cao et al., "The Modeling and Application of Moving Deformable Barrier Model with Beam Element", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 80-81, pp. 922-926, 2011