A system of computer programs has been developed to simulate the injuries suffered by a pedestrian struck by an automobile. The system provides a semi-automatic search for safer hood/grille/bumper configurations and stiffnesses. After the software system was developed, a sequence of three major optimizations, interspersed with modeling changes to improve the accuracy of the simulations, was performed. Results from the optimization series were used to help design full-scale impact tests using child and adult dummies. In turn, experimental measurements were used to improve the mathematical model of the impact simulator. The results of these studies have provided some insights into vehicle design parameters which produce safer vehicles. This volume provides a summary overview of the project.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-236 349 and Volume 2, PB-269 272.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Computer Services Incorporated

    Energy Technology Applications Division, P.O. Box 24346
    Seattle, WA  United States  98124

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Twigg, D W
    • Tocher, J L
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 48 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159359
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-419 Final Rpt., BCS-G-845-Vol-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-356-3-719
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM