CONTACT LOADS - AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY. VOLUME II

A complete and comprehensive quantitative set of experimental simulations of pedestrian-vehicular accidents has been made and is presented in this volume. Body segment kinematics from five dummy and five cadaver runs are recorded. Anthropometric data and inertial data are compiled for four cadavers, two male and two female. Some comparisons of these data with those obtained by other investigators are made to show that the data are reasonable. The force-deflection properties of two types of surface to segment interactions during a pedestrian-vehicle impact are also presented. These results can be used to obtain a better understanding of the contact forces involved during impact as well as the development of better contact models in gross motion simulations. The acceleration data can be utilized to assess the potential sources of impact injuries in a pedestrian accident. Injuries associated with ground impact are compared with those experienced during impact with the vehicle.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Cover date is 1980. Vol. 1 is HS-805 498; 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: 108 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., HS-805 499
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-146-3-711
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1982 12:00AM