Review of mathematical human models for incorporation into vehicle safety design
by King H. Yang
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 26, No. 4, 2001

Abstract: In this paper, mathematical models published in the last decade for impact simulations were reviewed. Modelling of the human anatomy is very promising in terms of providing additional protection to vehicle occupants, although it is still in its infancy. Many component models and whole body models have already been developed for the evaluation of occupant kinematics during crashes and the investigation of injury mechanisms. The success of these efforts indicates that it is feasible for a versatile human model to be developed. However, cooperation between industry and academia, as well as agencies that establish automotive safety regulations, is vital for the success of developing a universally accepted human model. By combining resources, redundancy can be minimised and results of such a collaborative research effort are likely to have a notable impact on the preservation of human life through injury prevention.

Online publication date: Sat, 11-Sep-2004

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