CONTACT LOADS - AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY. VOLUME I

The objectives of the study were to obtain detailed kinematics of the crash victim during a simulated pedestrian-vehicle collision and to compare these data with the output of a computer simulation using the three-dimensional model developed by Calspan Corp. A total of 10 dummy and 6 cadaver impacts were carried out experimentally. A method for measuring angular acceleration of rigid bodies was developed. Pre- and post-run measurements are also described, including anthropometry, joint properties, static and dynamic force-deflection characteristics and mass moments of inertia of body segments. The Calspan model was used to validate single segment impacts, the drop test carried out by a previous investigator and the full-scale tests made with extensively instrumented surrogates. In general, there was good correlation for both displacement and acceleration. The contact model should be improved for better correlation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Cover date is 1980. Vol. 2 is HS-805 499; Vol. 3 is HS-805 500. Also available in set of 3 reports PC E14, PB81-116147.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wayne State University

    Biomechanics Research Center
    Detroit, MI  United States  48202

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • King, A I
    • Padgaonkar, A J
    • Krieger, K W
  • Publication Date: 1976-10-20

Media Info

  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326457
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-805 498
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-146-3-711
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1982 12:00AM