SIMULATION OF 2-WHEELED RIDER TO CAR ACCIDENT SCENARIOS, USING AN ADAPTED LS-DYNA PEDESTRIAN HUMANOID

To provide a foundation for understanding 2-wheeled accidents in greater detail, a pedestrian finite element humanoid model developed by Ford is being adapted to examine 2-wheeled rider to car crash scenarios. The paper will describe the systematic approach to construction and correlation of the total system, and areas of interest that are worthy of further investigation. Bicycles and powered two-wheelers are mixing with increasing numbers of cars and trucks in the emerging markets of the world. The paper shows the statistical relevance of 2-wheelers in global transport terms. Additionally, if you include the possibility of more people taking to two wheels in the West (due to issues such as congestion charging), the potential for a large increase in the already significant numbers of rider casualties needs to be recognised by all those involved in road transportation safety. This paper will discuss the current situation in terms of available accident statistics for 2-wheelers and the societal trends that point to the need for more research in this area. For the covering abstract see ITRD E825082.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    MINISTRY OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY OF JAPAN

    1-3-1, KASUMIGASEKI, CHIYODA-KU
    TOKYO,   Japan  100-8901
  • Authors:
    • MCLUNDIE, W M
  • Publication Date: 2003-5

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00987397
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2005 12:00AM