VEHICLE OCCUPANT RESPONSE TO REAR-END IMPACTS

The objective of this study is to simulate the dynamic response of the human body within a rear-end impacted vehicle. The earlier biodynamic computer model, SuperCrash, is modified to perform the analysis. The results show that, at a constant impact velocity, the relative rotation angle of an occupant's head to chest decreased with an increase of initial seatback angle. Furthermore, at a constant seatback angle, the maximum acceleration values of head and chest increased with the increase of impact velocity. (A)

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    Inderscience Enterprises Limited

    World Trade Center Building, 110 Avenue Louis Casai
    Geneva,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Huang, S-C
    • CHU, J-Y
    • CHANG, C-H
  • Publication Date: 2000

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00795017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Jul 7 2000 12:00AM