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Review of Existing Repeatable Vehicle Rollover Dynamic Physical Testing Methods

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Keith Friedman

Friedman Research Corporation, Austin, TX

John Hutchinson

Friedman Research Corporation, Santa Barbara, CA

Paper No. IMECE2008-68751, pp. 51-59; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/IMECE2008-68751
From:
  • ASME 2008 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 16: Safety Engineering, Risk Analysis and Reliability Methods
  • Boston, Massachusetts, USA, October 31–November 6, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-4877-7 | eISBN: 978-0-7918-3840-2
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

Two repeatable dynamic rollover performance testing systems have been demonstrated and reported upon. Here a review of each system is presented in which the general characteristics of each system are discussed. To assess how the results obtained from the two systems would compare, finite element models of rollover tests characterizing the two design approaches were utilized. The results from a published rollover test using one of the systems was utilized as a reference test. For each system, the vehicle rollover impacts were simulated under the same initial impact conditions. The results of the simulations were then compared. It was found that the simulations for both hardware systems produced results that were consistent with each other using state-of-the-art finite element analysis tools.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME
Topics: Testing , Vehicles

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