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by MSI
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is the Static Stability Factor?
Replies: 0
Views: 5980

What is the Static Stability Factor?

A simplistic viewpoint is frequently encountered in which the so-called " static stability factor ", or T/2H , is cited as the ultimate measure of the rollover resistance of a given vehicle design configuration. The static stability factor is, of course, derived on the basis of a rigid body, such as...
by MSI
Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: Misc Topics & News!
Topic: online resource for 3D models
Replies: 0
Views: 1368

online resource for 3D models

if you are in need of a 3D car model, either for a computer program or as a scale model, try the following: 3D CAD browser is an inexpensive exchange network (~$20 per model) http://www.3dcadbrowser.com/browse.aspx CAD Block Exchange Network - drawings of various objects FREE (not many vehicles) htt...
by MSI
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: Welcome! Please Read!
Topic: Important notes on POSTING
Replies: 2
Views: 3762

Important notes on POSTING

Please note: You need to be registered and logged in to post or respond to a thread. Registration is EASY. SImply click the registration link and it will ask for your email address and voila! You are registered! (the forum will email us and we will have to validate your registration which normally i...
by MSI
Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: msmac3D General Q&A
Topic: Questions on the CCI Option
Replies: 0
Views: 322

Questions on the CCI Option

Questions about the CCI option: CCI Question #1? I am reviewing a SMAC analysis which was run in McHenry and was wondering what the CCIX and CCIY variables represent? I am assuming it has something to do with the CG location but am not sure. If it does have to do with the CG I am not positive as to ...
by MSI
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: McHenry James Bond Spiral Jump
Topic: Question on McHenry James Bond Spiral Jump Stunt
Replies: 9
Views: 24653

Question on McHenry James Bond Spiral Jump Stunt

Q: I am wondering what is the accuracy of the statement about the stunt "With a 39.9 mph take-off speed, the weight of the Hornet being exactly 1460.6 kg (including passengers), and the distance between the klong ramps being exactly 15.86m apart, Bond perfectly executes the jump." A: The Spiral Jump...
by MSI
Mon Jun 22, 2009 3:21 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is the Lowest Speed for an injury?
Replies: 0
Views: 1524

What is the Lowest Speed for an injury?

Q: What is the lowest speed a vehicle could be traveling that would still be considered a high impact injury? A: Impact severity is generally based upon the impact speed change which is the time rate of change of the vehicle/occupant during a collision. There are many variables which go into the det...
by MSI
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is the Calspan Driver study?
Replies: 0
Views: 1560

What is the Calspan Driver study?

in 1974 Rice and Del'Amico published a study entitled " An Experimental Study of Automobile Driver Characteristics and Capabilities " Calspan Report No. ZQ-5208-K-1. The study included approximately 100 drivers driving one or two test vehicles in five trails through a continuous course consisting of...
by MSI
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is RICSAC?
Replies: 3
Views: 6166

What is RICSAC?

Research performed in the 1970's to “locate, review, decipher and place in useable form available experimental data on the structural crush properties of automobiles, and on the spinout trajectories produced by measured collision conditions” [1] revealed significant limitations in the available docu...
by MSI
Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is Validation for vehicle to vehicle collision models?
Replies: 1
Views: 2022

What is Validation for vehicle to vehicle collision models?

For vehicle to vehicle collisions methods validation, obviously cars are mass produced and so full scale tests can be performed from which validations of computer models can be ascertained ( RICSAC tests, etc). There was a group at SAE 15 years or so ago that I participated in which was trying to co...
by MSI
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: What Is?
Topic: What is the SMAC Inter-vehicle friction coefficient?
Replies: 1
Views: 1313

What is the SMAC Inter-vehicle friction coefficient?

Q: What range of values should be used in SMAC for inter-vehicle friction? A: From our SAE paper 970947 SMAC-97 : "The Inter-vehicle friction coefficient of the SMAC collision model ( AMU, SMAC input card 13, field 7 ) is based on coulomb friction. Coulomb friction is independent of the sliding velo...