Evaluation of behaviour of an obese human body model in frontal sled tests
by Hamed Joodaki; Bronislaw Gepner; Maika Katagiri; Jason Kerrigan
International Journal of Vehicle Safety (IJVS), Vol. 12, No. 1, 2021

Abstract: The goal of this study was to assess the behaviour of an obese Human Body Model (HBM) in frontal sled tests. The results of rear-seat sled tests with an obese (BMI = 35) Post Mortem Human Surrogate (PMHS) were used to evaluate the performance of the obese HBM in matching conditions. Also, the responses of a non-obese HBM (BMI = 25) and the obese HBM were compared in a front-seat frontal impact test. In the rear-seat tests, both the obese HBM and the obese PMHS experienced a large forward excursion, delayed lap belt engagement with the pelvis, and a reclined-to-upright torso angle throughout the tests, which were the effects of large body mass and thick flesh. In the front-seat simulations, the obese HBM experienced a larger excursion than the non-obese HBM. The obese HBM can be a useful tool to design and optimise restraint system for front-seat occupants with obesity.

Online publication date: Mon, 05-Jul-2021

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