Pedestrian accident simulations methodology using detailed vehicle models and age-dependent leg fracture limits on the pedestrian

This paper aims to define a methodology to perform pedestrian accident simulations with multibody techniques using a detailed geometry and stiffness characterization in the impacting vehicles as well as age dependant fracture limits for the MADYMO human pedestrian legs. This methodology is applied to real world pedestrian accidents reconstructed by UPM-INSIA in the frame of the APROSYS project (TlP3-CT-2004-506503) to show its benefits. The proposed methodology is shown to be more accurate than the current multibody simulations but without the model complexity and computational time requirements of the FE models. For the covering abstract see ITRD E141762.

  • Authors:
    • MARTINEZ, L
    • GUERRA, L J
    • FERICHOLA, G
    • GARCIA, A
  • Publication Date: 2007

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01141120
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 30 2009 9:03AM