Analysis of Chosen Aspects of a Two-Car Crash Simulation

  • Jarosław Zalewski
  • Jerzy Kisilowski
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 329)


The article presents a computer simulation of vehicle collision using the PC-Crash 8.0 software. The simulation results were compared to analytical calculations by the Routh method with the use of the coefficient of restitution for deformations or velocities. Calculations were prepared based on the crash theory. Both the stiffness based and the use mesh based model of a crash was considered. However, the use mesh based model was used, because the stiffness of car bodies in both models was not known.

The analysis concerning the chosen aspects of the consequences of car crash was made, mainly due to the change of both the mass – inertia parameters in the car body and its stiffness. The given simulation was conducted several times in order to specify the change in the after crash values.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jarosław Zalewski
    • 1
  • Jerzy Kisilowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Administration and Social SciencesWarsaw University of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Transport and Electrical EngineeringTechnical University of RadomRadomPoland

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