Incremental harmonic balance method for analysis of standard/smart vehicles-to-rigid barrier frontal collision

Elmarakbi, Ahmed and Zu, Jean (2007) Incremental harmonic balance method for analysis of standard/smart vehicles-to-rigid barrier frontal collision. International Journal of Vehicle Safety, 2 (3). pp. 288-315. ISSN 1479-3105

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJVS.2007.015545

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to investigate and to enhance crashworthiness of frontal barrier impact using a new idea of crash improvement. Two different types of smart front-end structure are proposed to support the function of the existing vehicle. The work described includes developing and analysing mathematical models of vehicle-to-rigid barrier full and offset frontal collision events for the two types of smart front-end structure. In these models, vehicle components are modelled by lumped masses and nonlinear springs. Moreover, the hydraulic cylinders are represented by non-linear damper elements. In this paper, the dynamic responses of the crash events are obtained with the aid of analytical approach using the Incremental Harmonic Balance Method (IHBM). In addition, the intrusion injury and occupant deceleration are used for interpreting the results. It is demonstrated from simulation results that significant improvements to both intrusion and deceleration injuries are obtained using the smart front-end structures.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Analytical analysis, Crashworthiness, Full and offset frontal impact, IHBM, Incremental harmonic balance method, Smart front-end structures, Vehicle-to-rigid barrier collision
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2019 16:11
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2019 16:11
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37830

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