Empirical study of car crash simulation analysis within the development phase

DS 94: Proceedings of the Design Society: 22nd International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED19)

Year: 2019
Editor: Wartzack, Sandro; Schleich, Benjamin; Gon
Author: Fatfouta, Naouress (1,2); Stal-Le Cardinal, Julie (1); Royer, Christine (2)
Series: ICED
Institution: Laboratoire G
Section: Mobility
DOI number: https://doi.org/10.1017/dsi.2019.291
ISSN: 2220-4342


Car crash simulation analysis is an important phase within the vehicle development. It intends to analyse the crashworthiness of the vehicle model and examine the level of passive security. However, this activity is not trivial because of the considerable collaboration within the project, the large amount of analysed and exchanged data and a high exigency. Consequently, a solution to assist, ease and reduce the time of the process is desired.

To study the current practices followed in the car crash simulation analysis an empirical study has been conducted. This study has been applied within the simulation analysis team, in the development phase, within an automotive company. This paper describes a qualitative analysis of the industrial context and diagnoses the dysfunctions in the current practices. This paper also highlights the current challenges encountered in the car crash simulation analysis.

Keywords: Knowledge management, Case study, Process modelling


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