Compatibility Study in Frontal Collisions - Mass and Stiffness Ratio

  • Saad A.W. Jawad
  • Published 1999


Compatibility of vehicles of different mass and stiffens in head-on collisions is studied in this paper with the aid of an eight-degrees of freedom, two dimensional lumped-mass simulation model. The model takes into consideration mass and stiffness ratio as the main factors contributing to compatibility of the two colliding vehicles. Other factors like… (More)