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Explicit Dynamics Finite Element Analysis has been used by industry and academia for many years. With advanced techniques such as particle methods, Arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian and advance failure methods becoming more prevalent in general purpose simulation packages, simulation engineers have never had such capabilities at their fingertips.
Modelling impact, shock & crash phenomenon is inherently difficult. The process is highly non-linear, materials are strain rate dependant, damage has to be realistically represented in order to capture the response of the product. The aim of this seminar is to present and discuss the challenges, and solutions in this field, using real engineering examples.
This seminar was applicable to all of the typical analyses across a number of different industries, from automotive to electronics and everything in between.
The Use of Crash Dummy Models in the Virtual Vehicle Development Process
Richard Brown, Jaguar Land Rover
Quo Vadis Crash Simulation: Do we Still Need the Physical Twin?
André Haufe, DYNAmore
Prediction of the Ballistic Limit of an Aluminium Sandwich Panel
James Campbell, Brunel University London
Using Advanced FEA to Redefine ‘Failure’ for the White Rose Offshore Platform
Joseph Fisk, Arup
Blast & Ballistic Explicit FEA Simulations
David Ellis & Paul Turner, D J Goode & Associates Ltd
Reducing Computational Costs – Practical Insights into a Lower Order (Macro-Element) Approach for Automotive Crash
Kevin Hughes, Brunel University London
Tool Cost Savings and Fast Tracking of the Development Phase of Nocsae Standards Compliant Helmets through Advanced Impact Simulations
Hugo Bastien, CREAFORM Engineering
This seminar has been organised by the NAFEMS UK Steering Committee and the NAFEMS Impact, Shock & Crash Working Group. NAFEMS recently created the ISCWG in order that knowledge of state-of-the-art explicit dynamic methods may be disseminated across the broader simulation community. The ISCWG would like to use this initiative to reach out to potential new members, to hear about the needs of industry.