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Implementation of Virtual Testing in Safety Regulations

Objective

Computer aided engineering is a routinely used technology for the design and testing of road vehicles, including the simulation of their response to an impact and the prediction of the risk of injuries sustained by the potential victims. But, so far, the release of a vehicle on the market still depends on the verification of the product compliance with safety standards through a series of type approval physical tests. To increase car industry competitiveness by reducing the burden of this type approval test system and to improve road safety by raising the quality level of protection measures, recent initiatives have been taken by both industry and public authorities, to promote the use of alternative ways (e.g. virtual test through numerical simulation) to check vehicle compliance with safety standards. The main objective of this project is the implementation of virtual (VT) procedures in existing safety standards by consolidation of advanced VT technologies, analyzing the ensuing costs and benefits and looking for the improvement of homologation procedures as well as setting the base for improvement of integrative safety. The achievement of this objective implies among others, that the accuracy of the simulation models and procedures can be assured and rated independently of the modelling process, software tools, computing platform and the performing organization (end user). Procedures that consider uncertainties due to different real tests results (depending on the lab performing), input parameters dispersion, etc. will be taken into account in these processes. In this project, the future potential of Virtual Testing will be investigated not only to fully substitute real testing (RT) in regulations but also to define procedures for fully virtual testing including biomechanics validation of real and virtual test devices and to evaluate transferring the process of VT to new advanced safety systems (active and pre-crash safety systems).

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2007-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDAUT
Address
Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid
Spain
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 731 795
Administrative Contact
María Teresa Fernández (Dr.)

Participants (14)

UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD
France
EU contribution
€ 189 740
Address
Boulevard Du 11 Novembre 1918 Num43
69622 Villeurbanne Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Javier Olaiz (Mr.)
CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 155 302
Address
Strada Torino 50
10043 Orbassano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Massimo Casali (Dr.)
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 263 100
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dimitris Mavrikios (Dr.)
AUDI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 116 656
Address
Auto-union-str. 1
85057 Ingolstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alfred Krautwurm (Mr.)
RENAULT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 71 294
Address
Quai Le Gallo 13
92100 Boulogne Billancourt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pierre-Emmanuel Pommarel (Mr.)
DAIMLER AG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 130 189
Address
Mercedesstrasse 137
70327 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Schoenlen (Mr.)
ADAM OPEL GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 103 500
Address
Friedrich Lutzmann Ring 1
65423 Ruesselsheim
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joachim Tarara (Dr.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 306 336
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María Paz Blanco (Ms.)
JAFI AUTOKUT ENGINEERING LTD
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 141 221
Address
Csoka U. 7-13
1115 Budapest
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pái Mihálffy (Dr.)
BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 322 837
Address
Bruederstrasse 53
51427 Bergisch Gladbach
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Hildegard Behr-Greinert (Ms.)
ESI GROUP
France
EU contribution
€ 169 119
Address
100-102 Avenue De Suffren
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Yazid Hammoumraoui (Mr.)
DYNAMORE GESELLSCHAFT FUER FEM INGENIEURLEISTUNGEN MBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 161 700
Address
Industrie Strasse 2
70565 Stuttgart
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Thomas Muenz (Dr.)
ALTAIR DEVELOPMENT FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 121 041
Address
Centre D'affaires, Rue De La Renaissance Bat A 2
92160 Antony
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francis Arnaudeau (Mr.)
AUTOTECH ENGINEERING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 215 800
Address
Parque Empresarial Boroa P2a 4 Local 6
48340 Bizkaia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Estibaliz Aguirre (Ms.)