Carmakers are under growing pressure nowadays to reduce both development times and costs, while meeting the increasingly stringent requirements of safety legislation and customer expectations. New simulation methods offer an alternative, more efficient approach to physical crash tests by providing comprehensive virtual and physical simulations of the impact experienced by vehicles and their systems during accidents.
The TÜV SÜD Active Lateral Intrusion Simulation system is a unique, state-of-the-art technology for physical simulation of side crashes with active and controlled deformation of vehicle side structure. It is not only one of few such systems in Europe but it is the first system that introduces testing of both front and rear seat loading at the same time.
An integral part of vehicle development projects with ALIS is the Finite Element Analysis support. A virtual image of sled tests provides a comprehensive view into problems of systems set-up and achievement of maximum efficiency of tests.
In addition, TÜV SÜD offers full support throughout the whole vehicle development process and its side testing – from virtual crash simulation, through virtual sled and physical sled simulation to a full crash.
INSTRON CSA Advanced Acceleration System (catapult):
- Force 2.5 MN acceleration
- 90g @ 1,000kg / 35g @ 5,000kg, -35g @ 800kg
- Working stroke 1.7m
Active Lateral Intrusion Simulation systém:
- Up to 6 independently controlled actuators
- Cylinders with force of up to 60 or 120 kN
- Driver and rear passenger loaded simultaneously
- Head (curtain) airbags included in the design proces
- External source of pressured nitrogen allowing swift repetition of tests
Our laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited and has passed a TISAX information security audit for handling development prototypes. It also has several independent preparation rooms to ensure maximum privacy in case of parallel testing for different customers.
TÜV SÜD has more than a century of vehicle safety, testing and certification experience. Our extensive knowledge and international reputation enables us to work as a partner with our global customers, including top OEMs and automotive suppliers. Our state-of-the-art testing facilities, combined with our global network of technical experts, can provide your company with a single-source solution for achieving compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements, standards and voluntary industry schemes. As an innovative solutions provider, we are directly involved in the development of safety regulations, standards and efficient automotive testing solutions to drive the future of mobility. Our test approach for the simulation of dynamic events can also be extended to support other industries, including aviation, military and rail.
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TÜV SÜD is a premium quality, safety and sustainability solutions provider that specialises in testing, inspection, auditing, certification, training and knowledge services. Represented in over 1000 locations worldwide, we hold accreditations in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia and Africa. By delivering objective solutions to our customers, we add tangible value to businesses, consumers and the environment.