International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 12, Part L (2015)
Vehicle Crash analysis of race car using LS-DYNA
J Rajesh, Metla Suresh
Safety, for both occupants and pedestrians, has become a very crucial aspect for automobile manufacturers around the world, and none can deny it, when it comes to safety. But when it comes to ensure the driver’s safety in case of high speed crashes, special impact structures are designed to absorb the race car’s kinetic energy and limit the decelerations acting on the human body. This study covers the static analysis of an F1 race car chassis with three different materials at different velocities using Ansys. From the results of static analysis the best material is chosen out of three materials and the crash behaviour of the front nose cone of the F1 racing car has been done with frontal impact analysis. Finite element models for dynamic simulations with the explicit solver LS-DYNA are developed. The main objective of the work is to simulate the race car to find the stresses and deformation of front nose.rnThe aim of the following study is to apply the FE code LS-DYNA for the crushing simulation of an F1 racing car front impact structure against a rigid wall, side impact in a crash against another car and also for the roll over test.
How to cite this article:
J Rajesh, Metla Suresh. Vehicle Crash analysis of race car using LS-DYNA. International Journal of Applied Research. 2015; 1(12): 809-813.