Large Hopkinson bar experiments for the validation of numerical crash computations of car and road safety structures
Advanced computational tools such as finite element codes are now used extensively in the car industry at the design stage for the structural calculation and prediction of collision effects. In this paper the characteristics which make the large Hopkinson bar experiment a valuable tool for the validation of numerical code predictions are discussed. This capability has been demonstrated by experiments on thin sheet car safety structures for crash protection and by dynamic bending of reinforced concrete beams simulating road containment barriers.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 26th International Symposium on Automotive Technology and Automation, Aachen (DE), September 13-17, 1993
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 37788 ORA
Record Number: 199311271 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en