During the past several years, two and three-dimensional models describing the motions and forces acting on an occupant during a collision were developed and validated. The report describes a new six-mass occupant model combining existing capabilities and possessing the following new features: (1) Addition of lower legs to the three-mass model to represent their known restraint capability in frontal impact; (2) remodeling oof the vehicle interior contact surfaces to allow any shape for the force-deformation interactions between ocupant and vehicle; and (3) simplification of input and output procedures through development of a user-oriented interactive command language. The report is a completely self-contained description of the program and its use.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Association of the United States, Inc., Detroit, Mich.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  United States  48109

    Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association

    320 New Center Building
    Detroit, MI  United States  48202
  • Authors:
    • Robbins, D H
    • Bennett, R O
    • Bowman, B M
  • Publication Date: 1973-2-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 356 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00090994
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-BI-73-9 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1975 12:00AM