AN IMPROVED THREE DIMENSIONAL COMPUTER SIMULATION OF VEHICLE CRASH VICTIMS. VOLUME I. ENGINEERING MANUAL

A digital computer program to simulate in three dimension one or more motor vehicle crash victims either occupant or pedestrian has been developed. The ground work for the program was performed in Phases I and II. In the present version, numerous improvements in the modeling have been made. In this version, disjoint sets of connected rigid bodies may be specified simulating multiple victims and victim interaction. Additional ellipsoids and/or planes may be attached to any segment. Position, rolling and sliding constraints between segments is now a user option. Modeling of impulsive forces arising at first contact has been incorporated. Improved modeling of joint-stop torques plus the capability of locking and unlocking joints has been added to the program. The work is in 4 volumes.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-241 693.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • FLECK, J T
    • BUTLER, F E
    • Vogel, S L
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: 289 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00091400
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-AQ5180-L-1V1Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-2-485
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM