CAE Crash simulations applied to Design Innovations, Lightweight materials, Multimaterial structures & Optimization are extensively used by Automotive OEMs to meet the regulatory requirements and customer demands.
Xitadel has a rich legacy of pioneering contribution to the Crash and Safety domain and is engaged with regulatory bodies such as NHTSA for evaluating CAE technologies applied to the Next Generation of Multi- material structures. We enable our customers to incorporate the latest advances in Passive safety technology for Crash management and Active safety technology for Crash avoidance. Xitadel also has pioneered development of Machine Learning applications to accelerate Model build for Crash Simulation.
Crash management involves engineering the flow of impact energy in Body in White (BIW) and different subsystems to maintain the integrity of the passenger compartment. Crash management entails Structural Integrity analysis, Progressive Failure mechanisms, Structural interaction and Full Vehicle response in the event of crash. Xitadel’s expertise enables the application of Advanced Simulation techniques to simulate, correlate and engineer the Crash Energy Management to ensure the Crash performance as per regulatory requirements.Learn more
Active safety for Crash Avoidance is gaining importance with the advancement in sensor technology. This involves Scenario Creation, development and validation of ADAS algorithms and Digital simulation of Real World scenarios.Learn more
Crash and Safety simulations ensure the integrity of the passenger compartment and safety of the occupant in the event of a crash. It also extends to the safety of pedestrian in the event of a pedestrian impact.
Structural performance, Occupant safety and Pedestrian safety are the important attributes of the overall Crash & Safety and Safety of the vehicle.
Structural response to Crash involves energy absorbing capacity of the structure through progressive deformation, damage and failure and this can be virtually evaluated through a sled test or a full-scale barrier test under different impact conditions as per FMVSS and EURO NCAP regulations.
Validated Sled testing provides repeatable and reliable impact conditions around which automotive subsystems can be developed. Xitadel has the technical know-how and domain expertise to model, simulate and correlate the Full-Vehicle Sled test as per various FMVSS and EURO NCAP regulations.
Xitadel offers services in the area of Full Vehicle Crash with rigid & deformable Barriers, dummies and restrain systems as per regulation. We have expertise in analysing the energy absorbing pattern of the structure and restrain system for different barriers types and impact positions as per the FMVSS 214, ECE R94, ECE R95, Euro NCAP & USNCAP regulations.
Occupant safety is one of the important attributes of Vehicle Crashworthiness. It ensures the safety of occupants during frontal impact, rear impact, side impact, whiplash and rollover. Xitadel specializes in Design, Optimization and Analysis of different sub-systems responsible for Occupant Safety that comply with FMVSS and ECE regulations like Seating Systems, Interiors and Airbags.
The Head Injury Criterion (HIC) is a measure of the likelihood of head injury arising from an impact. Xitadel’s capabilities span from prediction of HIC for slow speed rear impact, pedestrian head impact, to suggestion of design changes for minimizing HIC to comply with FMVSS and ECE regulations.
Airbag is one of the most important safety element in occupant safety, as it provides crucial cushioning during an impact, thus minimizing injury. Xitadel has domain expertise in modeling, integration and deployment of Airbags in full Vehicle complying FMVSS 208, ECE R29 & ECR R12 regulations.
Roadside safety is an important component of crash management that helps in the prevention of road traffic injuries. Xitadel provides assessment, evaluation and modification of design for improving crashworthiness for different impact conditions like Head impact, Upper and Lower Leg impact as per FMVSS 201, FMVSS 201U, ECER21 and Euro NCAP regulations.
Xitadel has expertise in virtual validation of different subsystems like Seating System, Interiors, Front/Rear Underride protection and other Restrain systems. We also extend the integration of these subsystems to full Vehicle, for evaluating the subsystem’s performance during a full vehicle Crash. We help customers evaluate and modify the design for crashworthiness to comply with FMVSS 210, ECE R17, ECE R66, ECER14, ECE R58, ECE R73 and EURO NCAP regulations.
Xitadel has expertise in developing and validating advance simulation techniques in the area of Materials modeling, Calibration and Joining techniques.
Stringent fuel economy standards and increasing the EV Range continue to drive innovations in Lightweight Multi-material structures. Multi-material structures combine Traditional low carbon steel, Advanced High-strength steel, Ultra High-strength steel, Aluminum alloys, Magnesium alloys and composite materials including Carbon fiber structures. Xitadel’s expertise enables the application of advanced Simulation techniques to engineer Lightweight Multi-material structures for Crash, NVH, Durability and Vehicle Dynamics.
Material joining technique for Multi-material structures and High-strength steel is challenging due to variation in stress normalization and variation in Heat Affected Zone (HAZ). Xitadel has expertise in advanced Material Joining techniques for Multi-material structures, High-strength steel and Composites.
Xitadel’s capabilities span application of ADAS from Active safety to crash avoidance. We have domain expertise to develop and validate various ADAS algorithms like Automatic Emergency Braking and Collision detection.
Xitadel has expertise in Photo-realistic scenario creation to capture the real-life environment conditions for ADAS applications. We also support in creation of Virtual assets for validation of various ADAS algorithms.
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