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2014 Firefly Optimization and Mathematical Modeling of a Vehicle Crash Test Based on Single-Mass
Andreas Klausen, Sondre Sanden Tørdal, Hamid Reza Karimi, Kjell G. Robbersmyr, Mladen Jecmenica, Ole Melteig
J. Appl. Math. 2014: 1-10 (2014). DOI: 10.1155/2014/150319


In this paper mathematical modeling of a vehicle crash test based on a single-mass is studied. The model under consideration consists of a single-mass coupled with a spring and/or a damper. The parameters for the spring and damper are obtained by analyzing the measured acceleration in the center of gravity of the vehicle during a crash. A model with a nonlinear spring and damper is also proposed and the parameters will be optimized with different damper and spring characteristics and optimization algorithms. The optimization algorithms used are interior-point and firefly algorithm. The objective of this paper is to compare different methods used to establish a simple model of a car crash and validate the results against real crash data.


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Andreas Klausen. Sondre Sanden Tørdal. Hamid Reza Karimi. Kjell G. Robbersmyr. Mladen Jecmenica. Ole Melteig. "Firefly Optimization and Mathematical Modeling of a Vehicle Crash Test Based on Single-Mass." J. Appl. Math. 2014 1 - 10, 2014.


Published: 2014
First available in Project Euclid: 2 March 2015

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1155/2014/150319

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