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VEHICLE DESIGN FOR CRASHWORTHINESS

 

CRASHWORTHINESS DESIGN SOLUTIONS IN TRANSPORT

Crash Engineering Solutions Limited is a consulting engineering firm with roots from Research and Development of Advanced Structures subjected to Impact and Crash Loadings. We offer pioneering solutions to our clients in Crashworthiness Design and Occupant Protection in Motor Vehicles, Railway Vehicles, Aircraft and Spacecraft.

Our experience in analysing machines for crashworthiness, allow us to advise clients on how to develop optimum solutions based on detailed Finite Element Analysis (FEA) that meet demanding new crash design solutions.

Our vehicle engineering capabilities extend from quick turn around concept design and demonstrator vehicle builds, through to full turnkey volume vehicle programmes. Our focus is on the optimum use of numerical tools to deliver high quality road, rail and air vehicles using the latest available technologies in the quickest possible time and at lowest cost. In the process we give clients a new perspective on their products and concepts leading to the opportunity to exploit innovation.

We deliver certainty to our clients when needed most. Our expertise is broad and deep, capable of providing the very best solutions. Our services are striving to be global and hence you are assured of receiving the same quality wherever you are.

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE VEHICLE DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND TEST APPROVAL RESULTS

Crash Engineering Solutions Limited has staff with enormous experience in desgining, analysing and testing Formula I vehicles. The background in Research and Development of advanced Fibre Reinforced Composites gives us an upper hand in solving complex structural dynamics problems including those crash loaded in high speed circuit vehicles. Globally, we are probably one of the top consulting comapnies that has extensively contributed to the Formula I occupant protection systems and their evolutions over the years.

We continue helping Formula I racing teams in the designs of monocoques, nose cones, wishbones; as well as carry out structural failure investigations and analyses in the shortest period so that they do not miss the next race. Our carbon fibre composite knowlegde enables us provide clients with quick long term solutions.

We will help you build the best car that win races with minimal failures and gain those important Contrustructors Points. Our knowledge on all FI regulatory changes in the body type and dimensions will make you succeed year in , year out.

 

 

PASSENGER ROAD VEHICLE DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND TEST APPROVAL RESULTS 

Crash Engineering Solutions Limited is one of the top consulting companies in crashworthiness design of passenger road vehicles. We have a track record depicting the number of  our technologies found on most modern vehicles with a safety score rating of five. 

We begin all our projects working with clients from an idea to a final product. We also sometimes come in at analysis stage where we work with OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in defining the crashworthiness capabilites of their vehicle designs and offer advice for improvement if necessary. At whatever stage we come in, we will come up with the best solutions that will improve the vehicle crash capability for maximum occupant and VRU (Vulnerable Road User) protection. 

 

 

 

Our experience has been in the design for crashworthiness of the entire body in using simple approaches when searching for best solutions that improve vehicles and road safety. We have developed techniques in the following:

  • Design for Frontal Impact
  • Design for Rear Impact
  • Design for Side impact
  • Design for Rollover

 Design for Frontal Impact 

 

 Design for Side Impact

 

 Design for Rollover

 

BUS DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND TEST APPROVAL RESULTS

Bus Design  for compliance with ECE R66 Regulation

Crash Engineering Solutions Limited has for over two decades helped clients around the world design buses that comply with the ECE R66 Regulation.

ECE R66 requires the bus roof superstructure under rollover or toppling condition to maintain a safety cell that provides a survival space to occupants. The roof structure is designed with pre-determined collapse mechanisms, a technique we have perfected.

We were one of the first consulting companies to acquire for our client a Test Approval Certification under ECE R66 through Virtual Testing using computer simulation. Now virtual testing is standard and allows OEMs to quickly meet the regulation without building prototypes for experimental testing.

 

 

BODY BUILDING AND VAN CONVERSIONS 

Crash Engineering Solutions Limited has over the years worked with clients in the body building business converting Vans to Buses or building superstructures on open chassis.

We design-in all the modifications, carry out the analysis to make sure the new load paths do not become stress concentrated and bring about premature failure.

We virtually test converted buses and ambulances for all the loads including for ECE R66 regulation. Many of small to medium companies in UK and Europe have our designs built in their converted products.

  

 

RAIL VEHICLE DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND TEST APPROVAL RESULTS

Crash Engineering Solutions Limited with its roots from Research and Development has extensively studied Rail vehicle safety and how to improve the protection of passengers.

We have unparallel experience in designing railway vehicles for crashworthiness and have been the recepients of international awards.

We introduced the lifeguard to trains so as to protect railway vehicles from derailments. This safety device is now standard acorss the world.

We introduced inverbucktubeTM energy absorbers in the draw gear to minimise impact forces under crash conditions. 

We continue working together with clients in developing future technologies for the railway industry.

 

 

AIR VEHICLE DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND TEST APPROVAL RESULTS

Crash Engineering Solutions Limited has contributed to Aircraft and Spacecraft industry through design, analysis and component testing of structures in the fuselage, wing and landing gear.

Our designs for crashworthiness can be found in many global aerospace products.  

  

 

We carry out experimental testing in-house. However, we have limited test facilities that is why we sometime use equipment belonging to our partners in USA, Five European Countries, Japan, China and Australia.