Tag: Finite Element

Evaluation of coupled finite element/meshfree method for a robust full-scale crash worthiness simulation of railway vehicles

The crashworthiness of a railway vehicle relates to its passive safety performance. Due to mesh distortion and difficulty in controlling the hourglass energy, conventional finite element methods face great challenges in crashworthiness simulation of large-scale complex railway vehicle models. Meshfree methods such as element-free Galerkin method offer an alternative approach […]