Simulated crashes for Audi Q7

Pushing the boundaries – Audi's Q7 impressively demonstrates how to lead through technology. In developing the Q7’s underlying crash-optimised car body platform, Audi placed its trust in TECOSIM’s simulation know-how.


When Audi devised this new vehicle concept, it opened up options for a wide range of different comfort and drive variants. Audi developed both long and short versions of the vehicle body platform for petrol, diesel and hybrid engines. The main focus of the development was on the tasks:

  • Realisation excellent crash performance
  • Develop accident-safe design of safety-relevant high-voltage components


TECOSIM simulated different crash load cases and assisted Audi in creating a crash-optimised car body platform. The TECOSIM engineers used FE calculations to map specific stress load behaviour in connection technologies and different grade materials.

Client benefit

TECOSIM assisted the company in its challenging task and used calculation and simulation to produce a comparatively lightweight vehicle body, the production costs of which met budget requirements while complying with all safety requirements.

Get more informations about the project in our Reference report under >Downloads<.



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