Crashworthiness & Impact Analysis Laboratory

The Crashworthiness & Impact Analysis Laboratory - The State of Florida acquires about 300 cutaway buses every year. The Transit Office of the Florida Department of Transportation established the Crashworthiness Evaluation of Cutaway Buses Program in 1999. The Crashworthiness Evaluation Program has a mission of using cutting-edge computational mechanics and experimentation to ensure the safest paratransit services in the State of Florida. CIAL's research interests and expertise include applied computational mechanics and numerical analysis, non-linear, dynamic finite element methods, computer modeling, contact, impact and penetration problems, crashworthiness, safety, vulnerability and survivability, energetic materials, and detonation science.

Computer generated crashed bus on its side