Frontal Sled – SENIORS

Within the EC funded project SENIORS a new simplified and generic test rig was developed both as physical prototype and as FE model for testing and simulation, respectively. The aim was to create a more representative set-up of contemporary vehicles, ensuring good test repeatability and enabling the comparison of test results. Requirements for the generic test rig were derived from previous projects, such as THORAX. It is based on the Gold Standard fixture (Shaw et al. 2009) as it is simple and easy to use in virtual testing. For further information, please refer to this link.

In cooperation with THUMS User Community, the FE model of the test rig was prepared to be released as validation load case.

Validation Kits

Last update
not yet available
coming soon
V01 beta
Jun. 2019
provided by Sebastian Büchner, AUDI AG

General Information about Load Case

Body region
Whole Body
Full Scale
Load case
Frontal Sled
Experiments published in:
Unit system
kg – mm – ms – kN – GPa
Abaqus (not yet available)
LS-Dyna (not yet available)
Experimental data provided by
Francisco J. Lopez-Valdes, Universidad Pontificia de Comillas

Supplementary Data

CAD Data
coming soon
ViCON Data