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Structures Under Crash and Impact

Continuum Mechanics, Discretization and Experimental Characterization

  • Cross references to implemented models in commercial codes will offer useful links to the application side. Specifically the examples given within the LS-DYNA and DYNA-3D are of great value to design engineers in industry and the academic scientist

  • Discusses a combination of experiments and numerical simulation applied to new materials

  • Examples provided based on actual projects and problems in automotive, aerospace and defense industry


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Stefan Josef Hiermaier
    Pages 1-7
  3. Stefan Josef Hiermaier
    Pages 9-69
  4. Stefan Josef Hiermaier
    Pages 71-143
  5. Stefan Josef Hiermaier
    Pages 145-213
  6. Stefan Josef Hiermaier
    Pages 215-314
  7. Stefan Josef Hiermaier
    Pages 315-352
  8. Stefan Josef Hiermaier
    Pages 353-379
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 381-410

About this book


Structures Under Crash and Impact: Continuum Mechanics, Discretization and Experimental Characterization examines the testing and modeling of materials and structures under dynamic loading conditions. Readers will find an in-depth analysis of the current mathematical modeling and simulation tools available for a variety of materials, in addition to both the benefits and limitations they pose in industrial design. The models discussed are also available in commercial codes such as LS-DYNA and AUTODYN. Following a logical and well organized structure, this volume uniquely combines experimental procedures with numerical simulation and features examples from issues taken directly from the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries.

Materials scientists, structural and design engineers, and physicists with an interest in crash and impact situations will find Structures Under Crash and Impact a valuable reference.


Simulation continuum mechanics crash dynamic loading experimental finite deformations finite elements, differences and volumes impact materials mathematical modeling mechanics meshfree methods modeling numerical simulation shock wave physics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Fraunhofer Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik,Ernst-Mach-InstitutEckerstr. 4Germany

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