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 Pseudo-dynamic method for structural analysis of automobile seats
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title: Pseudo-dynamic method for structural analysis of automobile seats
authors: Carneiro, J. O.
Melo, F. J. Q. de
Pereira, J. T.
Teixeira, V.
keywords: pseudo-dynamic method
automobile seats
passenger safety
issue date: 1-Dec-2005
publisher: SAGE Journals
abstract: This work describes the application of a pseudo-dynamic (PsD) method to the dynamic analysis of passenger seats for the automotive industry. The project of such components involves a structural test considering the action of dynamic forces arising from a crash scenario. The laboratory certification of these automotive components consists essentially on the inspection of the propagation and extension of plastic deformations zones in metallic members of the seat structure as consequence of the mutual action between the seat and the passenger fastened to the seat via seat belt anchorages. This work presents a relatively simple experiment using PsD techniques as a novel method to performa test equivalent to the dynamic model of a dummy-seat pair subjected to impulsive loads from a car crash. Essentially, the PsD test method is a hybrid and hierarchic computer-driven testing procedure where a numerical algorithm and experimental step are used and combined on-line in order to solve a problem in the scope of structural dynamics. The implementation of the method is not expensive and has the leading advantage of offering the operator a total control of any intermediate structure state during the test still keeping the realism of a real dynamic testing.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10773/6024
ISSN: 1464-4193
publisher version/DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/146441905X52964
source: Journal of Multibody Dynamics, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K
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