The PROMETHEUS 2 computer program is an efficient user oriented crash analysis program with interactive features. It simulates a pedestrian being struck in the side by the front of an automobile with a mathematical model composed of eleven linked rigid segments. A non-linear finite element model of the vehicle structure is incorporated which interacts realistically with the victim. It is also possible to model a passenger inside a vehicle in certain crash environments. Various restraint systems can be simulated, including seat belt, shoulder harness and strap hangers. PROMETHEUS 2 input aids include free field data input and an on-line data edit capability. Output provides user selected time-history and occupant configuration plots as well as abbreviated output lists for a rapid scan of results. The program operates on the CDC 6600 computer in either a batch or interactive mode. A post processor is available which generates hard copy plots (Gerber or Stromberg-Carlson 4020) of PROMETHEUS 2 data. The post processor can also generate 16mm motion pictures of the simulated accident.

  • 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
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 212 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00159366
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-423 Final Rpt., BCS-G0802
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-356-3-719
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM