Introduction to Humanetics FE Dummy Models
An introductory webinar to Humanetics Finite Element (FE) Dummy Models, available through the Altair Partner Alliance. FE Dummy Models is a large suite of highly detailed and validated finite element crash dummy models to virtually simulate the behavior of the Anthropomorphic Test Dummies used in crash testing to evaluate the human injuries.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been the trend in virtual crash design over the last two decades. The predictive capabilities of FEA allow engineers to fully analyze a crash event in a virtual environment. This potentially saves significant costs by better understanding vehicle and restraint performance upfront, and therefore limiting the number of physical tests that need to be executed and contributing significantly to the improvement of safety in the vehicles. Since 1995, Humanetics has developed a large suite of highly detailed and validated finite element crash dummy models to compliment physical product testing; these models are available in the codes most commonly used for crash simulation, including Altair’s RADIOSS.