EVALUATION OF THE SWOV-TNO THREE-DIMENSIONAL CRASH VICTIM MODEL; COMPARISON WITH THE SWOV-TNO TWO-DIMENSIONAL CRASH VICTIM MODEL

Two different computer programs have been developed for A two-dimensional and a three-dimensional crash victim model. In this study the three-dimensional model is tested in comparison with the two-dimensional model. A test run of the two-dimensional model is simulated with the swov-tno three-dimensional model in three planes of the three-dimensional space. Through simulations in the yz-plane, xy-plane and xz-plane major mistakes and programming faults are eliminated. The plots of these simulations, compared with those of the two-dimensional test, show a very good conformity of both models and of the three different planes. The simulated movements are planar motions, so the need of testing the model for three-dimensional spatial movements still exists. In the near future these tests will be performed with the aid of the Calspan-3d crash victim simulation program (cvs-iii version 16). /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Research Institute for Road Vehicles, TNO, Nethlds

    Schoemakerstraat 97
    2208 Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Maltha, J
    • Bacchetti, A C
    • HEIJER, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170371
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report No. 7530 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1978 12:00AM