The three-year project ADVISE (Advanced
Dynamic Validations using Integrated Simulation and Experimentation) was
accomplished within the European Commission 7th Framework Programme
(FP7) under the Sustainable Surface Transport Activity. The ADVISE consortium
included research laboratories, universities, instrument suppliers, and
companies from the automotive and aerospace industry.
ADVISE was a pre-normative project for
quantitative validation of numerical simulations of dynamic events using
image-based methods of deformation measurement. Dynamic events such as impact
and crash are especially important in considering the safety aspects of means
of transportation. Recent advances in modelling the impact of two- and
three-dimensional composite structures were brought together with tests using
optical techniques for deformation measurement.
To ensure the reliability of the
experimental instruments reference materials for dynamic calibration have been
developed. The ADVISE reference materials allow to calibrate full-field optical
methods of deformation measurement in cyclic, transient and non-linear dynamic
events, and to establish traceability of the measurement results. In addition, methodologies
for optical measurement and computational modelling have been optimised towards
application in impacts.
A draft standard for experimental
validation of dynamic simulations based on a unified approach to comparison of
data-rich fields has been issued. This methodology allows for a quantitative
assessment of a comparison of simulation results with experimental results and
hence can be used for substantiating the claim of “good” representation; or for
a quantitative assessment of the extent of damage when compared to an undamaged
Finally, industrially relevant test cases,
including aerospace sandwich panels and a car bonnet frame, have been taken
through the methodologies to demonstrate their viability.
Constant dissemination through technical,
professional and trade conferences and exhibitions was performed to reach both
the scientific audience as well as the European industrial base. Links to
standardization bodies were established to foster the uptake of the ADVISE
outcome in future standardization activities.