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Designing Roof Structures for Real-World Rollovers

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Brian Herbst, Jack Bish, Chuck Rogers

SAFE Laboratories, Goleta, CA

Steven Meyer, Lauren Bell, Christopher Clarke

SAFE, Goleta, CA

Paper No. IMECE2017-70459, pp. V014T14A010; 6 pages
  • ASME 2017 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Volume 14: Emerging Technologies; Materials: Genetics to Structures; Safety Engineering and Risk Analysis
  • Tampa, Florida, USA, November 3–9, 2017
  • Conference Sponsors: ASME
  • ISBN: 978-0-7918-5849-3
  • Copyright © 2017 by ASME


This paper presents a real world rollover accident involving a common make and model sport utility vehicle, or SUV, analyzed using a well-validated, publicly available finite element analysis, or FEA, model of the same vehicle. The FEA model was utilized to evaluate the loading conditions of a real-world rollover accident that had previously been reconstructed using standard engineering techniques. Iteration of the conditions of the finite element, or FE, simulation to match the damage observed in the subject vehicle provided a quantification of the rollover crash loading.

Once the damage pattern of the real world accident was achieved in the FE simulation, reinforcement techniques utilizing changes to the material properties and thicknesses of selected roof structure components were used to represent a re-designed roof. The re-designed roof improved intrusion resistance by more than 80% with a minimal weight penalty.

Copyright © 2017 by ASME
Topics: Design , Roofs



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