Adaptivity in crashworthiness calculations

Ted Belytschko, Sang Ho Lee, I. S. Yeh, J. I. Lin, C. S. Tsay, J. M. Kennedy

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H-adaptive finite element methods for nonlinear transient analysis by explicit time integration are described. General strategies for their implementation and error criteria are presented and discussed. Examples are given of adaptive calculations for simple components and prototype calculations for a full car model. H-adaptivity offers substantial reductions in data preparation costs and improvements in accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrashworthhiness and Occupant Protection in Transportation Systems
EditorsDennis A. Siginer, William E. VanArsdale, Cengiz M. Altan, Andreas N. Alexandrou
PublisherPubl by ASME
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)0791810224
Publication statusPublished - 1993
EventProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: 1993 Nov 281993 Dec 3

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Applied Mechanics Division, AMD
ISSN (Print)0160-8835


OtherProceedings of the 1993 ASME Winter Annual Meeting
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering


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