MATHEMATICAL STUDIES OF VEHICLE-MOUNTED EQUIPMENT FOR THE PROTECTION OF PEDESTRIANS

RECHNERISCHE UNTERSUCHUNGEN UEBER FUSSGAENGERSCHUTZMASSNAHMEN AM FAHRZEUG

THE STUDY OF ACCIDENTS INVOLVING CARS AND PEDESTRIANS LED TO A NEED FOR MATHEMATICAL SIMULATIONS VERIFIED BY TESTS BECAUSE OF THE MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF THESE ACCIDENTS. COMPARISON WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF REAL ACCIDENTS ENSURED REALISTIC SIMULATION. THE RESULT OF THE ANALYSIS SHOWED THAT THE FOLLOWING ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR THE FRONT END OF THE VEHICLE FOR COLLISION SPEEDS OF 20-60 KM/H: PADDED EDGE OF THE BONNET AND HEAD IMPACT ZONE, EDGE RADIUS ABOUT 50 MM, EDGE APPROXIMATELY 0.8 M ABOVE THE ROAD, BONNET INCLINED AT LEAST 3 WGR; DECREASE IN THE STIFFNESS OF THE FRONT BY ABOUT 50 PERCENT, FLUSH FITTING WINDSCREEN WASHERS AND WIPERS, AND PADDED BUMPER. TWO TYPES OF SUITABLE FRONT END SHAPES ARE PRESENTED. WITH THIS TYPE OF IMPROVED DESIGN IT IS EXPECTED THAT IN FUTURE ONLY 2 PERCENT OF THE PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS STUDIED WOULD RESULT IN DEATH.

  • Authors:
    • Mitschke, M
    • BEERMANN, H J
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • German

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  • Accession Number: 01289245
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2010 1:41AM