Author : Abhilash S Rao 1
Date of Publication :7th April 2017
Abstract: This paper “validation of toyota camry for frontal impact and study of bumper reinforcements” the simulation of vehicle crashes by using computer software has become an indispensable tool for shortening automobile development time and lowering costs. It also has huge impact on the crashworthiness of an automobile. This work reports on the simulated crash test of an automobile. The objective of this work is to simulate a frontal impact crash of an automobile and validate the results. The aim is also to alter some of the materials of the components with a view to reduce t he forces experienced during the crash. Computer models were used to test the crash characteristics of the vehicle in the crash. The model used here was that of a toyota camry 2012 model. The software used for the simulation is virtual performance solution. It is widely used by the automotive industry to analyze vehicle designs. It accurately predicts a car's behavior in a collision. The results obtained by the simulation were then validated by comparing it with the test results of the same test performed by the ncap (new car assessment program).
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