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Static vs dynamic

  1. Feb 1, 2010 #1
    just wondering if someone could explain the difference between a static and dynamic collision is. im trying to model a side impact crash between 2 cars and just wondering why it would not be accurate using a static collision. i.e. applying a static load on the door in an FEA
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 2, 2010 #2
    It isn't static because you have to account for the momentum of the object that is colliding with the door.

    Static results would not be appropriate for this analysis.

    EDIT: One thing that I have learned over the years of FEA analysis is this: If you are going to take the time to do an FEA analysis be as accurate as practical. IT PAYS OFF.

    Last edited: Feb 2, 2010
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