A nonlinear program for a framed structure was developed and applied to the analysis of an actual automobile body. In a static analysis, the maximum load of the structure can be determined, although it is difficult to simulate the entire process of deformation of the car body accurately. This enables the effectiveness of the component members to be examined in the design stage. An estimation of acceleration on the body under impact imposition is enabled by dynamic analysis through Neumark's scheme. This paper concentrates on static and dynamic analysis of the strength of the roof. The same method is applicable to analysis of various aspects of safety in a collision, and it is felt that such analyses will illuminate the functions of car body parts.
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1976|
|Event||Unknown conference - |
Duration: 23 Feb 1976 → 27 Feb 1976
|Period||23/02/76 → 27/02/76|