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.
- 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.
Wayne State UniversityBiomechanics Research Center
Detroit, MI United States 48202
Washington, DC United States 20590
- King, A I
- Padgaonkar, A J
- Krieger, K W
- Publication Date: 1976-10-20
- Pagination: 154 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Anatomical models; Automobiles; Cadavers; Crash injury research; Crashes; Dummies; Impact tests; Kinematics; Mathematical models; Pedestrian-vehicle crashes; Pedestrians; Research; Simulation
- Subject Areas: Pedestrians and Bicyclists; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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