Firstly released in 2006 Visual Crash Studio (VCS), created at Impact Design Europe by dr. Wlodek Abramowicz, is based on the Macro Element Methodology, and original Object Oriented Finite Element (OOFE) formulation.
The VCS is probably the most advanced software for design of energy absorbing sections and simulation of crushing response of arbitrary space frames. VCS is widely used in the automotive industry worldwide.
CCC is based on the macro element method worked out (among others) by T. Wierzbicki, W. Abramowicz and N. Jones in late eighties of the last century. The computerized version of the current macro element theory is based on the works of Wlodek Abramowicz.
CSC offers a user friendly 3D environment which allows for the import of a FE model and creation of cross sections after a simple, 3-click operation. Such cross sections can be then transferred into the Crash Cad Calculate 2D environment, where further calculations and optimization routines can be done.
This section provides for basic information on:
1. The macro element theoretical background and novel formulation of the finite element method capable of dealing with complex constitutive relations of macro elements.
2. Typical application of the macro element method and Visual Crash Studio (VCS) to design and simulation of crash events. See CASE STUDIES