Offset Deformable Barrier for frontal impact


The ODB shell model effectively implements the latest developments of LS-DYNA codes and provides users with a stable and targeted analysis.


The specification of the ECE Regulation No. 94 (Annex 9) served as basis for the development of our Offset Deformable Barrier (ODB). The ODB model is used for assessment of frontal impact of vehicles. The goal is to comply or even to exceed the requirements, described in the regulation above. Our ODB model wants to give an ideal basis for a successful development of your vehicle structures.

Element Type: Shell

Number of Elements: 1.700.000

Timestep: 5.0×10-4 ms

Validation Code: LS-DYNA R9.3.0

Regulation Test: ECE R94

Regulation Speed: 56 km/h

Element Type Numbers of Elements Timestep Validation Code Regulation Test Regulation Speed
Shell 1.700.000 5.0x10-4 ms LS-DYNA R9.3.0 ECE R94 56 km/h


The LS-DYNA model of the ODB was created to comply the stiffness requirements described in the ECE Regulation No. 94. Additionally, it was improved using multiple real test load cases to model phenomena of deformation and failure. Different impactors on various positions were used to refine our ODB model. Comparing deflection curves and recognizing optical phenomena resulting from real component tests lead to an evolved ODB model, which maps excellently a real ODB.