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. This volume presents a detailed narrative of the project, recommendations, and suggested areas for further study.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also PB-236 350 and Volume 1, PB-269 271.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Boeing Computer Services Incorporated

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

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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

Media Info

  • Pagination: 122 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159360
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-420 Final Rpt., BCS-G0845-Vol-2
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-356-3-719
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM