HSRI TWO-DIMENSIONAL CRASH VICTIM SIMULATOR: ANALYSIS, VERIFICATION, AND USERS' MANUAL. REVISION NO. 1

The report deals with the development and use of mathematical models for the simulation of automobile occupant dynamics in the event of a collision. This model was developed as a tool to study advanced concepts and designs of seat-restraint systems from the viewpoint of occupant protection. After a discussion of the state-of-the-art of mathematical modeling of the crash victim, an analytical description of the Two-Dimensional Crash Victim Simulator is presented. This model consists of a segmented, eight-mass dynamic model of a human interacting with the interior of a vehicle in a symmetric frontal or rear crash. Pedestrian-vehicle interactions can also be considered. The degree to which predictions of the model agree with experimental impact sled test data is presented followed by a detailed Users' Manual for those individuals desiring to exercise the model. Sample data sets and computer output are included. A description of the program including detailed subroutine flow diagrams concludes the report with a program source listing included.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing

    East Lansing, MI  USA  48824
  • Authors:
    • Robbins, D H
    • Bennett, R O
    • ROBERTS, V L
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 541 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050147
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-031-2-499
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Dec 13 1973 12:00AM