VALIDATION OF THE COUPLED PC-CRASH - MADYMO OCCUPANT SIMULATION MODEL. IN: OCCUPANT AND VEHICLE RESPONSES IN ROLLOVERS

A detailed study of vehicle and occupant movement during an accident is often of great interest. It allows investigators to validate injuries and determine their origin and offers detailed information regarding the influence of different restraint systems on the injury potential for occupants. This chapter, from a comprehensive text on vehicle and occupant responses in rollovers, discusses the validation of the coupled PC-CRASH and MDAYMO occupant simulation model. The authors report on a special series of sled tests that were performed to study the movement of the passenger during and after the collision; the tests were performed on an active sled at various test speeds. In addition, the authors report on a set of full scale tests that were performed with a volunteer stunt driver overturning the vehicles under various conditions. These test results were complemented by data from a standard Hybrid III test dummy sitting beside the stunt driver. Results from these tests demonstrated a large difference in the movement between human and the Hybrid III, primarily due to the active movement of the human driver and the long duration of the roll over. The authors conclude with a brief discussion of the use of this simulation method on multiple occupants and for a more flexible design of the interior.

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  • Accession Number: 00985023
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0768012953
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PT-101
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 10 2005 12:00AM