Hi, is it possible to calculate the lateral Delta-V from the acceleration rates? I have a long delta v. Target vehicle hit on the near side as it was turning right.
- On the logic/trigger for the recording of lateral acceleration since when it starts and ends may affect the total lateral DeltaV calculated.
- See link below for background information, equations, and references
The reference cited also discusses issues we found with full scale test analysis procedures:
- Testing facilities need to consider the possibility of a changing sign of the lateral acceleration: it can cause issues.
- We recommend calculating the total deltaV and PDOF and then determine the lateral acceleration (see paper referenced in link)
- Of course in a t-bone this shouldn't be an issue (all lateral acceleration is in one direction)
[*]Simulations that use acceleration to calculate DeltaV are ONLY those that calculate crush forces and moments DURING the collision and so have acceleration time histories available (like SMAC)
Simulations programs that assume "Instantaneous exchange of momentum" during collisions DO NOT calculate any crush forces as they occur so the time history of accelerations during simulated collisions are not calculated or available.