Modelling and predicting spotweld failures in automotive crash structures

Paul Wood, C.A. Schley, R. Beaumont, B. Walker, T. Dutton, M.A. Buckley

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The project has developed spotweld failure models capable of industry application for a range of steel grades to support development of automotive products, and their compliance to interntional crash safety requirements. An important consideration in this project is a requirement to balance the cost to develop the data input to models and their application capability in CAE based crash simulation tools to predict spotweld failures.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event7th European LS-DYNA Conference - Salzburg, Austria
Duration: 14 May 200915 May 2009


Conference7th European LS-DYNA Conference


  • spotweld modelling
  • crash modelling
  • spotweld testing
  • high rate testing


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