TECHNOLOGICAL BASIS OF “INDUSTRY 4.0”
Since safe transportation is one of the biggest concerns of vehicle manufactures, occupant safety in vehicle accidents becomes a great challenge.
The severity of the crash reflects the energy absorption of the car’s structure during the accident and also has a close relationship with the amount of energy absorbed by the restraint system. Among components involved in restraint system, airbags are the most complex ones. The simulation and modelling of this system due to the nonlinear behaviour of the passenger and the vehicle add more complexity to its design and fabrication. Airbag system, which is a subsystem of the restraint system, is very important due to the nature of its multi-physical problem and the direct connection with passenger safety.
Therefore, in this paper, different approaches to develop airbag dynamics equations has been reviewed. Further a fast design and simulation method for airbag parameters in the concept design phase by an impact problem has been investigated to contribute to a comprehension of the relation between occupants and airbags.