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IMPACT DESIGN EUROPE specializes in development of unique CAE software (Visual Crash Studio) for design and analysis of crashworthy structures. Our software is based on the macro element methodology. VCS is especially useful at early stages of the design process when fast assessment of various structural configurations substantially speeds up product development process. Headquartered in Michalowice, Poland, with representatives in Japan, Korea and China, Impact Design Europe is a renowned global software vendor company.


VISUAL CRASH STUDIO (VCS) is an all-in-one environment for early design, virtual testing and optimization of complex crashworthy structures. It includes the functionalities of the 2D environment for analyzing and design of thin walled prismatic members as well as a complex 3D virtual design space for modeling and testing of individual beams, subassemblies and complete structures.
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.


CRASH CAD CALCULATE (CCC) is an unique software for design and optimization of thin walled beams cross sections in a user friendly 2D environment. In the CCC software the user can design and calculate cross sections, edit their material and compare results. CCC provides also the possibility to optimize the geometry of a cross section using the Cross Section Optimizer.
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.

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