Crashworthiness simulation of composite automotive structures

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In 1990 the Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC) began the investigation of crash worthiness simulation methods for composite materials. A contract was given to Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC) to implement a new damage model in LS-DYNA3D<sup>TM</sup> specifically for composite structures. This model is in LS-DYNA3D<sup>TM</sup> and is in use by the ACC partners. In 1994 USCAR, a partnership of American auto companies, entered into a partnership called SCAAP (Super Computing Automotive Applications Partnership) for the express purpose of working with the National Labs on computational oriented research. A CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) was signed with Lawrence Livermore National ... continued below

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Botkin, M. E.; Johnson, N. L.; Simunovic, S. & Zywicz, E. June 1998.

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In 1990 the Automotive Composites Consortium (ACC) began the investigation of crash worthiness simulation methods for composite materials. A contract was given to Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC) to implement a new damage model in LS-DYNA3D<sup>TM</sup> specifically for composite structures. This model is in LS-DYNA3D<sup>TM</sup> and is in use by the ACC partners. In 1994 USCAR, a partnership of American auto companies, entered into a partnership called SCAAP (Super Computing Automotive Applications Partnership) for the express purpose of working with the National Labs on computational oriented research. A CRADA (Cooperative Research and Development Agreement) was signed with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, and Los Alamos National Laboratory to work in three distinctly different technical areas, one of which was composites material modeling for crash worthiness. Each Laboratory was assigned a specific modeling task. The ACC was responsible for the technical direction of the composites project and provided all test data for code verification. All new models were to be implemented in DYNA3D and periodically distributed to all partners for testing. Several new models have been developed and implemented. Excellent agreement has been shown between tube crush simulation and experiments.

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  • 13th Annual Engineering Society of Detroit Advanced Composites Technology Conference and Exposition, Detroit, MI, September 28-29, 1998

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  • Report No.: UCRL-JC-131918
  • Grant Number: W-7405-Eng-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 3623
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Botkin, M. E.; Johnson, N. L.; Simunovic, S. & Zywicz, E. Crashworthiness simulation of composite automotive structures, article, June 1998; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc687678/: accessed December 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.