HVE and HVE-2D Version 9.12 users can now download an update to their EDVDB vehicle database. Because it contains hundreds of vehicles ready to use in reconstructions and simulations, EDVDB provides users with the benefits of improved results, increased productivity and extensive time savings.
EDVDB is not just a set of basic vehicle dimensions and weights attached to a geometry found on the internet. Each vehicle in the EDC database requires more than 60 man-hours to build. An exhaustive effort is undertaken to digitize and create a 3-D mesh of the interior and exterior. Suspension rates are measured for each axle. Weights are obtained using platform scales at each wheel. Stiffness coefficients are calculated from NHTSA crash test results. Tire data for the specific tire size found on the vehicle are derived from actual tests performed at Calspan, UMTRI and other research facilities. Brake and steering system data are derived from direct measurement of components. And equally important, the source of every parameter is documented.