Virtual Type Approval Tests in Vehicle Homologation
For most of today ' s type approval procedures in the field of vehicle safety tests with physical prototypes are employed. A few regulations allow performing type approval tests with virtual vehicle models. This saves cost, and more important, it gives a higher temporal flexibility for the overall approval process. This seminar provides an overview on the current status regarding the possibilities of virtual testing within type approval procedures. It will be pointed out for which regulations the use of virtual testing is already possible. Using concrete examples it will be shown that virtual methods have already been applied successfully. For some of these examples the necessary procedures are illustrated in detail. For several other safety regulations virtual testing for vehicle homologation seems to be possible. Due to the complexity of the models and the test procedures open questions still need to be resolved before the introduction of virtual testing for these regulations. The seminar depicts the current state of discussion on this. In this context results from the recently completed European research project IMVITER will be shown. Furthermore, the current state of international research on virtual testing is presented.
Who should attend?
The seminar is aimed at decision-makers, project managers and development engineers of the automotive industry who wish to gain an overview on the possibilities of virtual type approval. Furthermore, the seminar is also of interest for analysis engineers of the automotive industry, who want to learn about methods to validate simulation models fulfilling the requirements that are to be applied in a virtual admission procedure. Also, all experts from the automotive industry and technical services, whose work includes vehicle homologation, can inform themselves about the latest developments on virtual type approval procedures.
The seminar gives a comprehensive overview on the current state of the application of virtual testing in type approval procedures. After participating to the seminar participants will be in a position to decide whether virtual admission procedures are applicable in their specific work area, or if open questions still need to be resolved before they can possibly use virtual testing in their field.
- Introduction to virtual testing for type approval
- Legal principles and guidelines
- Detailed examples of regulations that can already be checked virtually
- Geometric requirements (e.g. field of view, wheel coverage)
- Proof of strength (e.g. towing devices, under-ride protection)
- Status of the international working groups on virtual testing
- ISO WG4
- EEVC WG22
- Findings from the IMVITER EU project (Implementation of Virtual Testing in Safety Regulations)
- Extended validation methods
- Example of pedestrian head impact protection
- Cost-benefit considerations
Dr.-Ing. Andre Eggers
German Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)
Andre Eggers studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Hamburg and Biomedical Engineering at Wayne State University. In 2013 he completed his doctorate at the Technical University of Berlin. Since 2006 he works at the German Federal Highway Research Institute where he is responsible for biomechanics, evaluation of new dummies, human models and virtual testing procedures. He was involved in several European research projects like IMVITER, THORAX, ASSESS and SENIORS.
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