Automated Post-Processing & Report-Generation for Standard Crash & Safety Tests Simulation

There are an increasing number of standardized tests, for which a vehicle should comply with. All these tests, usually, require the generation of a standardized report. For the generation of reports for simulated tests, after each solver run, the followed post-processing actions are always the same. Most of the tasks in the post-processing of simulation of road vehicles crash tests, involve repeated actions while, in certain cases, these actions may represent up to 90% of the total. This repetition is proven cumbersome, time-consuming and prone to errors. Therefore, the automation of the execution of those actions and the subsequent report generation is required. This paper presents software tools that automatically process and create reports, for Pedestrian Safety analysis, Occupant Protection in Interior Impact (FMVSS 201U), IIHS structural ratings and Bus Rollover (ECE R66), based on LS-DYNA® results. These tools streamline the extraction of the results for the respective tests. They lead directly to reports and create overview models for supervisory evaluation in cases of a large number of simulation runs. The automation of complicated post-processing procedures in µETA (mETA), the Post-Processor of BETA CAE Systems S.A., not only saves time and eliminates user’s frustration but it also assures an error-free outcome.

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