Three years old child neck FE modelling under automotive accident conditions

Despite of recent progresses in occupant safety, the protection of children is still not optimal. To offer a better understanding of child injury mechanisms, the present study proposes a human-like finite element (FE) model of a three-year-old child's neck. If model validation against scaled experiments involving adults is still under discussion it is today the only way to perform a validation of a child model. The developed neck FE model has been driven with dummy responses coming from experimental real world accident reconstruction using the Q3 dummy in the framework of the EU T-CHILD. A number of intra-cervical parameters have been computed and best correlation with the occurrence of injury was found to be the force transmitted to the odontoid. For the covering abstract see ITRD E141762.

  • Authors:
    • Meyer, F
    • Bourdet, N
    • Roth, S
    • Willinger, R
  • Publication Date: 2007


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  • Accession Number: 01141114
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 9:03AM