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Implementation of Virtual Testing in Safety Regulations

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).
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Coordinator

FUNDACION CIDAUT

Address

Plaza Vicente Aleixandre Campos 2 Pq Tecnologico De Boecillo 209
47151 Valladolid

Spain

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 731 795

Administrative Contact

María Teresa Fernández (Dr.)

Participants (14)

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UNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARD

France

EU Contribution

€ 189 740

CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT SCPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 155 302

PANEPISTIMIO PATRON

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 263 100

AUDI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 116 656

RENAULT SAS

France

EU Contribution

€ 71 294

DAIMLER AG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 130 189

ADAM OPEL GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 103 500

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 306 336

JAFI AUTOKUT ENGINEERING LTD

Hungary

EU Contribution

€ 141 221

BUNDESANSTALT FUER STRASSENWESEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 322 837

ESI GROUP

France

EU Contribution

€ 169 119

DYNAMORE GESELLSCHAFT FUER FEM INGENIEURLEISTUNGEN MBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 161 700

ALTAIR DEVELOPMENT FRANCE

France

EU Contribution

€ 121 041

AUTOTECH ENGINEERING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 215 800

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 218688

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2009

  • End date

    30 June 2012

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 767 332

  • EU contribution

    € 3 199 630

Coordinated by:

FUNDACION CIDAUT

Spain

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