Predictable Failure of Suspension Components

Request Number N163491
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IncWell's partner seeks technology for simulation of the failure of suspension components.




Due to new testing procedures, vehicle front-end suspension components have to be simulated at a higher detail level in complete vehicle crash simulation. It is important, therefore, to show the correct kinematics and failure types of suspension components including wheels.


A “tool box” of models for suspension components and wheels in a complete vehicle simulation is needed, complete with customizable vehicle design and force levels.


In the small overlap test the vehicle structure experiences high loads. In an actual crash the wheels can lock together with the oncoming vehicle. The loads experienced in passenger compartment are influenced by whether or not the suspension hard points break in this scenario.


Key Success Criteria

The goal is to create a method for simulating the forces affecting suspension components in a complete vehicle crash test.


Primarily the method should be elaborated for LS-Dyna but all other crash codes should be considered afterwards.


A minimum TRL of 4 for the method is required.


Possible Approaches

IncWell's partner is open to all approaches capable of achieving the goals seet forth above.


Approaches not of interest



Preferred Collaboration types
  • To Be Negotiated
Items to be submitted

When responding to this request, please be sure to provide a non-confidential description of the simulation technology you propose along with information regarding your alignment with the Key Success Criteria as well as your desired business relationship with IncWell's partner.


Point of Contact
Jonathan Jakischa
Area of Interest
  • Computer Software
  • Application Development
  • Business Software
  • Data Analytics
Due Date
January 15, 2018
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