Humanetics Anthropomorphic Test Device News and Radioss Model Developments

Main stream finite element models of ATDs see continuous improvements to keep the models up-to-date to the latest hardware, latest solver codes and to make them more predictive. New validation tests are continuously being designed to gain more insight in the understanding of the ATD. Furthermore, more knowledge is obtained on variability which plays a role in the attempt to make highly reliable models.

New ATDs are being specified in new procedures coming from e.g. Euro NCAP. This includes introduction of a Q6 child and Q10 child in the rating scheme of 2015. Highly predictive RADIOSS Q6 and Q10 models are developed to become prepared for the new test procedures.  

Another relatively new ATD is the Flexible Pedestrian Legform Impactor which is a tool for pedestrian testing. Recently, new corridors have been accepted and legs consistently meet the new corridors. The Finite Element models need to confirm to the latest hardware taking the certification corrections into account.

FEM models of the Q children the Hybrid III’s, SID2s, FLEX PLI GTR and many other models are being developed and/or enhanced in a co-operation between Altair and Humanetics. This presentation will show highlights of the developments.


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Robert Kant
Humanetics Europe GmbH