MATHEMATICAL MODELING OF OCCUPANT BIOMECHANICAL STRESS OCCURING DURING A SIDE IMPACT

After the frontal impact, the side impact is the next most dangerous frequently occurring accident mode, accounting for approximately 25% or all injuries and fatalities. Safety research, therefore, endeavors to determine those parameters of the side impact event, which have a decisive influence on the risk of injury to the occupants. Two parameters are the structural rigidity of the impacting vehicle and of the impacted vehicle. Using a very simple mathematical model the possibilities of vehicle compatibility in side impacts are being investigated in order to reduce the likelihood of injury to the lowest possible level. /SAE/

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  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190045
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780670
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM