For computer-aided test they also used PC-CRASH and MADYMO models.
In the approach used, constant acceleration during the crash phase was assumed for the occupant simulation, which was performed by coupling the three-dimensional car behaviour from PC-CRASH with a simplified MADYMO model of car interior, the restraint system and 50% tile Hybrid III dummy model.
PC-CRASH, MADYMO, LS-DYNA, CARAT, PAM-CRASH, RADIOSS, etc).
The latest version of the MADYMO software goes the extra mile in helping engineers ensure that a vehicle meets increasingly stringent safety legislation, and can calculate a car's `star rating' for safety requirements such as Euro NCAP.
With the latest version of MADYMO, TASS offers the best of both worlds: automated coupling between its MADYMO occupant safety software and the major finite element analysis (FE) systems used for vehicle crash simulations.
Coupling brings the ability to use the same MADYMO dummy model in both restraint and vehicle structural design.
Through this partnership, our customers can use all products in the MADYMO software suite via the Altair HyperWorks Units licensing system.
Altair's addition of third-party applications such as MADYMO provides customers with more software options to diversify and increase their return on investment in HyperWorks Units, and provides TASS-safe with the opportunity to gain added exposure and market share.
The addition of the MADYMO suite to the HyperWorks Enabled Community extends Altair's commitment to and leadership position in the crash and safety industry.
The addition by Altair of third-party applications such as MADYMO provides customers with more software options to diversify and increase their return on investment in HyperWorks Units, and provides TASS-safe with the opportunity to gain added exposure and marketshare.
MADYMO is the worldwide standard software for occupant safety analyses and design optimization.
It is clear from the occupant motion animation -- which is based on the laws of physics, extensive research about the accident and MADYMO
calculations -- that had Diana been wearing her seatbelt that night -- she would have avoided the injuries that caused her death.