The MPDB tool offers a complete automated post processing solution of the MPDB Frontal Compatibility Assessment load case, for Radioss and LS-DYNA output files. It also has the capability to do the MPDB compatibility assessment for physical test data (scanned data) written out in STL format.

Figure 1. Figure from Carhs Safety Companion 2019

Upon launching HyperView, the Safety pull down menu option is displayed, and the MPDB Tool is listed under the icon .
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The automated tasks covered by the MPDB tool, are:
  • The definition of the rating area of the PDB front face
  • The calculation of the standard deviation of the post-test barrier deformation
  • The calculation of a bottoming out scenario
  • The calculation of the Occupant Load Criterion (OLC)
  • The calculation of the Compatibility Modifier
  • Automatic Results report generation