MATHEMATICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL SIMULATIONS OF COLLISIONS BETWEEN CARS AND TWO-WHEELED VEHICLES

MATHEMATISCHE EN EXPERIMENTELE SIMULATIES VAN BOTSINGEN TUSSEN PERSONENAUTO'S EN TWEEWIELERS

In 1980, the European Experimental Vehicles Committee set up a working group to study current knowledge on pedestrian injury in car accidents; and design future research to ascertain whether such recommendations were also appropriate to other road users or not. The Dutch representatives in the working group considered that it was incorrect to accept a priori that those measures appropriate to pedestrians were also the best for drivers of two wheeled vehicles. Simulations of collisions between cars and two wheeled vehicles were carried out using the MADYMO computer program. The results of such simulations were used, together with results from dummy and cadaver experiments, to obtain a more accurate estimation of the speed at the moment of collision. The aim of this research was to improve design of the front of the car and of the bumper to decrease injury to two wheeled vehicle drivers.

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    Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV

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  • Authors:
    • HUIJBERS, JJW
  • Publication Date: 1988

Language

  • Dutch

Media Info

  • Pagination: 29 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00608320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R-89-42
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1991 12:00AM