FE Simulation of Crash Behavior of a Car Component

The customer performed crash tests and crash simulations in-house. He was interested in a second opinion regarding FE modeling.

We carried out FE crash simulations with the whole component and with critical component details. Doing this, we investigated into the influence of discretization aspects (element types, element sizes), contact and friction modeling and material modeling.

In this base, we proposed modeling strategies, suitable for obtaining good simulation fidelity at reasonable computational cost.