FFI - Crash2

Project manager
Martin Fagerström
2017-01-01 - 2020-03-31

Modelling crash behaviour in future lightweight composite vehicles, Step 2

The project follows FFI-Crash1, with the purpose of developing CAE for composites to become predictive, robust and efficient. FFI Crash2 is part of a cluster of projects that together build CAE skills for composite and safety development. This project also holds the role of continuing to build coordinated national development in the area. This is a very important project for the SAFER Composite cluster.

Project partners: Chalmers, SICOMP, Gestamp, Volvo Cars, AB Volvo, ÅF, Escenda, FS Dynamics, NEVS, DynaMore och MSC Software

Short facts

Project title: FFI - Crash2
Project type:
Research area:
Human body protection

Project publications

J. Främby, M. Fagerström, and H. Molker
Published in
To be presented at 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites: COMPOSITES 2019, Girona, Spain, September 2019
Year of publication
J. Främby, M. Fagerström, and J. Karlsson
Published in
Submitted for 22th International Conference on Composite Materials, Melbourne, August 2019
The present work is focused on the computational challenges and further verification and validation of an advanced fibre kinking model. This model was previously developed by the authors and implemented in a Finite Element (FE) code
S. Costa, M. Fagerström, R. Gutkin and R. Olsson
Published in
Proc. 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, Athens, Greece
Year of publication
A major challenge for crash failure analysis of laminated composites is to find a modelling approach, which is both sufficiently accurate, for example, able to capture delaminations, and computationally efficient to allow full-scale vehicle crash simulations.
Främby J, Fagerström M, Brouzoulis J
Published in
International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering
Year of publication
In order to achieve good predictability of the progressive failure of structural composite components, a proper modelling of the delamination process is crucial. Besides being a result of high interlaminar transverse (out-of-plane) stresses, delaminations are commonly
Främby J, Faherström M, Brouzoulis J
Published in
Proceedings of VI ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites
Year of publication

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