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  United States  98124

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  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