Development and validation of a finite element model of a dummy for design of pedestrian-friendly vehicles Online publication date: Wed, 15-Apr-2015
by Jianfeng Yao; Jikuang Yang; Rikard Fredriksson
International Journal of Vehicle Design (IJVD), Vol. 57, No. 2/3, 2011
Abstract: A Finite Element (FE) model of the Chalmers-Autoliv pedestrian dummy was developed and validated. The dummy model was used to: investigate the difference in the assessment of head injury risks by the dummy model and by an EEVC adult headform model; to develop and optimise a pedestrian airbag system. The study showed that the head impact conditions and the calculated head injury parameters of the dummy model were different from those of the EEVC headform model. A properly designed airbag system can effectively reduce head injury risks in a pedestrian accident.
Online publication date: Wed, 15-Apr-2015
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