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.
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