

HVE directly answers the following questions using Newton's laws of motion:

Questions

Answers

Impact Speed

Peterbilt:
54  59 mph
Ford:
50  57 mph

Available Reaction Time
Before Impact

Peterbilt:
> 4 sec
Ford:
2.3 sec

Peak Impact Force

Peterbilt:
Total
F_{x} = 43,000 lb, F_{y} = 39,400 lb, F_{z} =
400 lb
At Wheel F_{x} = 23,000 lb, F_{y} = 20,900 lb, F_{z} =
6,200 lb
Ford:
Total
F_{x} = 36,100 lb, F_{y} = 44,000 lb, F_{z} = 12,700 lb
At Wheel F_{x} = 13,400 lb, F_{y} =
7,300 lb,
F_{z} =
6,900 lb

Peak Impact Acceleration

Peterbilt:
Acc_{Total} = 3  4 g
Ford:
Acc_{Total} = 13  18 g

Required Technologies

SIMON 3D Vehicle Dynamics Simulation Model
DyMESH 3D Collision Model, Version 3
HVE 3D Terrain Model


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