Selection Guide The three tables below are designed to help you select the correct system software and physics programs for your work.  

EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS HVE HVE-2D HVE-CSI
Speed Determination/Skid-to-Stop Yes Yes Yes
Time-Distance Study Yes Yes Yes
Basic Vehicle Handling (Steering, Throttle, Brakes) Yes Yes Yes
Basic Intersection Crash Yes Yes Yes
Basic Offset Head-on Crash Yes Yes Yes
Basic Rear-end Crash Yes Yes Yes
Crush Energy Analysis Yes Yes Yes
Collision Force Analysis Yes Yes Yes
Multiple Friction Zones and Split-Friction Surfaces Yes Yes  
Collision Simulation with Fixed and Moving Barriers Yes Yes  
Multi-vehicle Freeway Pile-up Yes Yes  
Hydroplaning Simulation Yes Yes  
Tire Blow-out Simulation Yes Yes  
Wheel Displacement Due to Collision Yes Yes  
Tractor-Trailer (Articulated Vehicles) Crash Yes Yes  
Tractor-Trailer Handling (Steering, Throttle, Brakes) Yes Yes  
3-D Collision (Over-ride/Under-ride) Yes    
Rollover Simulation Yes    
Airborne Vehicle Simulation Yes    
ABS Braking Simulation Yes    
Powertrain (Engine, Transmission, Clutch) Yes    
Sloped or Irregular Terrain Effects Yes    
Tire Interaction with Curbs, Potholes and Soft Soil Yes    
Occupant and Pedestrian Kinematics Yes    
Loss-of-Control of Vehicles
Equipped With Stability Control Systems
Yes    

 

GENERAL  FEATURES HVE HVE-2D HVE-CSI
Viewers 3-D 2-D (3-D optional) 2-D
User Manuals PDF PDF PDF
Output Reports/HD Simulation Video Yes Yes Yes
Installation Support Yes Yes Yes
Update/Technical Support Policy Annual
Renewal Option
Annual
Renewal Option
None
Licensing Control Hard Drive Code
or EDKEY
Hard Drive Code
or EDKEY
Hard Drive Code
or EDKEY
HUMANS      
Human Database Yes No No
VEHICLES      
Included Vehicle Database Generic Generic Generic
Optional Vehicle Database EDVDB-3D
Vehiclemetrics**
EDVDB No
Tire Database EDVDB-3D
Vehiclemetrics**
No No
Vehicle Types Available Passenger Car
Pickup
Sport-Utility
Van
Truck
Trailer
Dolly
Fixed Barrier
Moving Barrier
Passenger Car
Pickup
Sport-Utility
Van
Truck
Trailer
Dolly
Fixed Barrier
Moving Barrier
Passenger Car
Pickup
Sport-Utility
Van
Visualized Vehicle Appearance Generic
and Actual
Generic
and Actual
Generic
Use Custom CAD Model on Vehicle Yes Yes No
ENVIRONMENTS      
Import Aerial Photos/Images Yes Yes Yes
Import DXF & VRML CAD Models Yes Yes Yes
3-D Editor Yes Yes No
PHYSICS PROGRAMS      
Included Programs EDGEN EDGEN EDCRASH
EDSMAC
Optional Programs & Modules EDCRASH
EDSMAC
EDSMAC4
EDSVS
EDVTS
EDVSM
EDVDS
SIMON
DyMESH
EDHIS
HVE BrakeDesigner
GATB*
GBF*
ReadDataFile*
EDCRASH
EDSMAC
EDSMAC4
EDSVS
EDVTS
GBF*
None
Drive on 3-D Terrain Models Yes No No

* Developed, marketed and supported by Collision Engineering Associates. ** Developed, marketed and supported by Vehiclemetrics.  

  Programs Available for HVE
  Programs Available for HVE-2D  
  Programs Available for HVE-CSI  
Program Name EDCRASH EDSMAC EDSMAC4 EDSVS EDVTS EDGEN EDVSM EDVDS SIMON
Type of Program Reconstruction Simulation Simulation Simulation Simulation Simulation Simulation Simulation Simulation
2-D/3-D 2-D‡ 2-D‡ 2-D‡ 2-D‡ 2-D‡ 2-D/3-D 3-D 3-D 3-D
Degrees of Freedom 3/Vehicle 3/Vehicle 3/Vehicle 3 4 6 16 19/Tow Vehicle 22/Full Trailer 21/Tow Vehicle 36/Full Trailer
Number of Vehicles 1 or 2 1 or 2 Unlimited 1 2 1 1 1 to 4 Unlimited
Type of Vehicles Barrier or Any 2-Axled Any 2-Axled All Types Any 2- or 3-Axled Any 2- or 3-Axled Any Any 2-Axled 3-Axled Tow Vehicle/ 4-Axled Full Trailer Barrier or Any 3-Axled/ 6-Axled Full Trailer
Collision Model Damage and Momentum 2-D Rho Vectors 2-D Rho Vectors No No N/A No No DyMESH (3-D Mesh)
Articulation Allowed No No Yes No Yes N/A No Yes Yes
Number of Trailers N/A N/A Unlimited N/A 1 N/A N/A 1 to 3 Unlimited
Suspension Model No No Roll Couple Distribution Roll Couple Distribution Roll Couple Distribution N/A Independent or Solid Axle Solid Axle Independent or Solid Axle
Tandem Axles No No Yes Yes Yes N/A No Yes Yes
Max No. Drive Axles 2 2 3 2 3 N/A 1 3 3
Dual Tires No No Yes Yes Yes N/A Yes Yes Yes
Rollover No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Aerodynamic Drag No No No No No N/A Yes No Yes
HVE Brake Designer No No No No No N/A Yes Yes Yes
HVE Tire Blow-out Model No No Yes No No N/A Yes No Yes
Anti-lock Braking Model No No No Simple Simple N/A No No HVE ABS Simulation Model
Automatic Transmission Model No No No No No N/A No No Yes
HVE Driver Path Follower No No Yes No No N/A Yes Yes Yes
HVE Driver Speed Follower No No No No No N/A No No Yes
Steer Degree-of-Freedom No No Yes No No N/A Yes No Yes
Enhanced Tire-Terrain Models No No No No No N/A No No Yes
HVE Hydroplaning Model No No Yes No No N/A No No Yes
DamageStudio Analysis Tool No No Yes No No N/A No No Yes
HVE Electronic Stabilty Systems Model No No No No No N/A No No Yes
Program Name EDCRASH EDSMAC EDSMAC4 EDSVS EDVTS EDGEN EDVSM EDVDS SIMON
  Programs Available for HVE-CSI  
  Programs Available for HVE-2D  
  Programs Available for HVE

† Additional models for human simulation, such as EDHIS and GATB are not listed in this comparison. ‡ EDSMAC, EDSMAC4, EDSVS and EDVTS have been extended and revalidated for use in the HVE simulation environment to account for 3-D terrain, but they are still essentially 2-dimensional physics simulation programs. If you use EDSMAC, EDSMAC4, EDSVS, EDVTS or EDGEN in HVE, the Human, Vehicle and Environment Editors will have additional features that are not available in HVE-2D or HVE-CSI. While some dialogs will look different between HVE, HVE-2D and HVE-CSI, the required inputs for these programs are found in both simulation environments.