AN IMPROVED HUMAN MODEL FOR OCCUPANT CRASH SIMULATION PROGRAMS

Presented is an improved three-dimensional display model of a human being which can be used to display the results of three-dimensional simulation programs that predict the positions of an occupant during impact of a vehicle. The model allows the user to view the occupant from any orientation in any position during the crash. The display model assumes the usual break up of the body into rigid segments which is normal for occupant crash simulation programs, but the shape of the segments in the display model are not necessarily the same as those used in the crash simulation. The display model is proportioned so as to produce a realistic drawing of the human body in any position. Joints connecting the segments are also drawn to improve realism.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Clarkson College of Technology

    Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Department
    Potsdam, NY  USA 

    Xerox Corporation

    Webster, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Willmert, K D
    • Potter, T E
  • Publication Date: 1976-4

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 21 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00144420
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Rept NO MIE-018
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-76-C-0064
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM