Dassault Systèmes Announces Abaqus Side Impact Crash Dummy for Realistic Simulation

WorldSID 50 th Percentile Male Dummy Model from SIMULIA Provides Efficient and Accurate Solution for Simulating Occupant Safety in Side Impact Collisions

VÉLIZY-VILLACOUBLAY, France & PROVIDENCE, R.I. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 13, 2011 (Re-issued 6-28-11) Dassault Systèmes (Paris: DSY)(Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, announced today the release of the Abaqus WorldSID (Worldwide Side Impact Dummy) 50th percentile male dummy model from SIMULIA, the Dassault Systèmes brand for realistic simulation. Vehicle safety engineers are able to utilize the new WorldSID model from SIMULIA to develop vehicle designs that enhance side impact protection and reduce injuries to occupants. Moreover, virtual crash tests involving simulation models for the vehicle and dummy can be carried out many times, much faster, and at far less expense than physical crash tests on costly vehicle prototypes.

Abaqus WorldSID50 during Thorax certification pendulum test. (Photo: Businesswire)

Abaqus WorldSID50 during Thorax certification pendulum test. (Photo: Businesswire)

Vehicle safety is one of the most important requirements in modern vehicle design. German car manufacturers Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, and Volkswagen founded the Partnership for Dummy Technology and Biomechanics (PDB) in 2002 as a cooperative venture to combine their specialized knowledge in crash test dummy technology, biomechanics and simulation in order to achieve high standards of occupant protection.

SIMULIA has developed its Abaqus WorldSID 50th percentile male crash dummy model in collaboration with the PDB. The consortium has recently approved Version 2 of the Abaqus model, confirming the close correlation of the model against numerous physical tests carried out on the corresponding dummy hardware.

Due to its enhanced true-to-life design (known as, biofidelity), the WorldSID 50th dummy hardware is being incorporated into crash testing regulations around the world. The model is representative of the average male in terms of height, mass, and proportion. Various improvements to the dummy design over previous side impact crash dummies, such as incorporation of Nitinol material in the rib cage region, lead to the improved biofidelity of WorldSID. The Abaqus WorldSID 50th development process has validated the dummy simulation against nearly 300 separate physical calibration tests for material, component, subassembly, and full dummy load cases.

“The Abaqus WorldSID dummy model is a critical development in our ongoing strategy to expand our automotive crashworthiness and occupant safety simulation solutions,” said Ken Short, VP, Strategy and Marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. “It further enables automotive OEMs to carry out a simulation-driven design process, employing dozens of accurate simulations to design and refine the passive safety features in their vehicles. With Abaqus, automotive companies now have the ability to leverage the power of robust simulation solutions across multiple engineering disciplines in order to improve all aspects of vehicle design.”


About Dassault Systèmes

As a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 130,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes applications provide a 3D vision of the entire lifecycle of products from conception to maintenance to recycling. The Dassault Systèmes portfolio consists of CATIA for designing the virtual product - SolidWorks for 3D mechanical design - DELMIA for virtual production - SIMULIA for virtual testing - ENOVIA for global collaborative lifecycle management, and 3DVIA for online 3D lifelike experiences. For more information, visit http://www.3ds.com.

CATIA, DELMIA, ENOVIA, SIMULIA, SolidWorks and 3D VIA are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

Abaqus WorldSID50 during Thorax certification pendulum test. The Abaqus WorldSID50 development process has validated the dummy simulation against nearly 300 separate physical calibration tests for material, component, subassembly, and full dummy load cases. http://www.3ds.com/fileadmin/PRODUCTS/SIMULIA/IMG/editors-images/Side-Impact-Crash-Dummy_Abaqus-WorldSID50-fig03.zip

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