Crashworthiness

Crashworthiness

Virtually validate and develop vehicle models that comply with various safety regulations

All physical processes are inherently nonlinear to a certain extent. For example, when you stretch a rubber band, it gets harder to pull as the deflection increases; or when you flex a paper clip, permanent deformation is achieved. Several common every day applications like these exhibit either large deformations and/or inelastic material behavior. Failure to account for nonlinear behavior can lead to product failures, safety issues, and unnecessary cost to product manufacturers.

Nonlinear response could be caused by any of several characteristics of a system, like large deformations and strains, material behavior or the effect of contact or other boundary condition nonlinearities. In reality many structures exhibit combinations of these various nonlinearities. Kaizenat Software provides solutions to help you simulate accurately and efficiently systems with any or all of the nonlinearities, with applications encompassing multiple industries.

Kaizenat Software is used for many types of nonlinear simulations:

  • Large displacement and large strain analysis
  • Post-buckling analysis
  • Plasticity and viscoplasticity
  • Creep and stress relaxation
  • Nonlinear elasticity
  • Shape memory alloys
  • Powder metallurgy
  • Hyperelasticity
  • Thermal variation of material properties
  • Electrical-thermal-structural coupling
  • Manufacturing processes like forming, extrusion, welding, curing and more
  • Bolt modeling
  • Material damage
  • Fracture and crack propagation
  • Material wear
  • Pyrolysis and abrasion
  • Multiphysics
  • General large displacement 3D contact
  • Friction analysis
  • Automatic remeshing

Industry Uses:

  • Aerospace and Defense: Landing gear, Wing structures, Fuselage, Seals and hoses, Sheet metal forming
  • Automotive: Powertrain, Tire, Seals and gaskets, Exhaust systems, Brakes, Suspension, Gear contact, welding, joints and connectors
  • Electronics: Soldering, Welding, Drop tests, Sealing, Switches and connectors
  • Energy: Wind turbine blades, Composite blade failure, Gear trains, Packers, blow out preventers, Seals and gaskets, Pipes and casings, Weldments, Drill bits
  • Heavy Equipment and Machinery: Gears, Steering yokes, Belts, Hoses, Metal forming, Hose crimping, Wire crimping, Curing, Welding, Extrusion
  • Medical: Stents, Catheters, Pacemakers, Dental and knee implants, Prosthetics, Muscle and tissue, Hospital equipment like beds, wheel chairs
  • Rail: Tip-over stability study, Structural components, Welding, Joints and connectors
  • Shipbuilding: Structural analysis, Riveting, Bolts, Welding, Sealing