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HVE-CSI

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The three tables below are designed to help you select the correct system software and physics programs for your work. Start at the top and scroll your way down the page or click one of the links below to jump directly to your table of interest:

Application Comparison

Features Comparison

Physics Program Comparison


Application Comparison of , HVE-2D and HVE-CSI
HVE-2D
HVE-CSI
EXAMPLE APPLICATIONS
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
HVE-2D
HVECSI


Features Comparison of , HVE-2D and HVE-CSI
HVE-2D
HVE-CSI
GENERAL  FEATURES
Viewers
3-D
2-D (3-D optional)
2-D
User Manuals
PDF and Printed
PDF and Printed
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
HVE-2D
HVE-CSI

* Developed, marketed and supported by Collision Engineering Associates.

** Developed, marketed and supported by Vehiclemetrics.


Comparison of , HVE-2D and HVE-CSI Compatible Programs
Programs Available for
Programs Available for HVE-2D
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
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
Anti-lock Braking Model
No
No
No
Simple
Simple
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
Program Name
EDCRASH
EDSMAC
EDSMAC4
EDSVS
EDVTS
EDGEN
EDVSM
EDVDS
SIMON
HVE-CSI
Programs Available for HVE-2D
Programs Available for

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.


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