Adaptivity in crashworthiness calculations

Ted Belytschko, Sang Ho Lee, Chen Shyh Tsay, James M. Kennedy

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H-Adaptive finite element methods for nonlinear transient analysis by explicit time integration are described. Examples are given of adaptive calculations for simple components and prototype calculations for a full car model. h-Adaptivity offers substantial reductions in data preparation costs and improvements in accuracy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-106
Number of pages10
JournalShock and Vibration
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1993

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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