The road towards safer vehicle goes through design optimization

How simulation process automation and multidisciplinary optimization aids the development of Passive Safety measures.

Passive safety systems protect the occupants and other road users in the event of an impact, reducing the level of injury. But designing such systems is a complex undertaking where a number of interlinking variables must be taken into account.

Simulation is key to optimize the design process of passive safety systems, reducing both cost and development times. However, some simulations can struggle with the multidisciplinary nature and the sheer number of variations to consider when designing and developing such systems. These include different impact modes, crash test dummy sizes and types, and a broad range of vehicle variants, to name a few. That’s not all. Active safety measures also bring their share of challenges as passive safety systems must also work outside of their traditional operating conditions. In this whitepaper, ESTECO explains the multidisciplinary nature of passive safety, the issues faced when designing such systems and how automation and optimization can address these challenges.