Structure-occupant related method, which uses some structural analysis results for inputs of occupant simulation, has been used widely, even if it is difficult to describe real crash precisely. The method is not proper to simulate complex situation such as an occupant behaviour restrained with air bag in out-of-position impact. A structure-occupant integrated method is needed in order to analyze these sophisticated problems in the early stage of design. This paper describes the process of building the structure-occupant integrated method. The integrated vehicle model includes Hybrid III dummy, air bag, seat belt and interior detail models. The interior detail models are instrument panel, knee bolsters, steering wheel and column, and seats. The part models were compared with the part test results and these were merged into larger models only if they passed correlation test. A finite element sled model was used to investigate the integrated model. The results are well matched with the experimental results. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 875833.


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  • Accession Number: 00719804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 1-56091-622-2
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1996 12:00AM