Crash Test Facility

Experimental studies of crash and energy absorption behavior of structural components

Brand: Leibniz-Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH
Crash energy: 0.5 kJ to 22 kJ
Impact mass: 40 kg to 300 kg
Impact speed: 2.0 m/s to 24.3 m/s
Max. measureable force: 350 kN
Max. measureable displacement: 1,000 mm
Max. specimen dimensions (sled level):
450 mm x 650 mm x 900 mm (w / h / l)
Max. specimen dimensions
(above sled level):
1,980 mm x 1,050 mm x 900 mm (w / h / l)
Recorded measurement data:
Force, displacement, acceleration, initial impact

Responsible Competence Field:

Mechanical Characterization & Modeling



Sebastian Schmeer

Deputy Research Manager Component Development & Manager Mechanical Characterization & Modeling

Special Expertise: Mechanical characterization of materials, components and joints (strain rate & temperature variable), DIN/ISO standardization, material behavior under multi-axiality (tension/compression and torsion), FEM simulation (mechanical), material model parameterization, validation of FE simulation models by experimental investigations, structural integrity, metal-fiber reinforced composites