Enhancement of vehicle safety and improving vehicle yaw behaviour due to offset collision using vehicle dynamics

Mustafa Elkady*, Ahmed Elmarakbi, John Macintyre

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Abstract

This study aims to optimise Vehicle Dynamic Control Systems (VDCS) in offset impact for vehicle collision mitigation. A proposed unique 3-D full-car mathematical model is developed and solved numerically to carry out this analysis. In this model, vehicle dynamics is studied together with the vehicle crash structural dynamics. Validation of the vehicle crash structure of the proposed model is achieved to ensure that the modelling of the crumple zone and the dynamic responses are reliable. It is demonstrated from the numerical simulations that the vehicle dynamic responses are captured and analysed and the influence of VDCS is determined accurately. In addition, it is shown that the mathematical model is flexible, useful and can be used in optimisation studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-133
Number of pages24
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Safety
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2012

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