STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCES OF THERMOPLASTIC MANUFACTURED PARTS Thermoplastics are widely used for engineering application and customer goods. One of the application area is automotive industry. The passengersí compartment is an example of using high quality materials and advanced design solution in order to achieve aesthetic interiors and performance when safety is the issue. The impact of the passengerís head with the cockpit module is studied by experimental and numerical simulation. Material models are studied in order to obtain good results and to validate the numerical model for further investigation.
Keywords: thermoplastics, material characterization, impact, experiment, numerical simulation