A multi-body head-and-neck model for simulation of rear impact in cars
journal contributionposted on 2009-04-21, 13:52 authored by Selcuk Himmetoglu, Memis Acar, Andrew Taylor, Kaddour Bouazza-Marouf
This paper presents the development and validation of a 50th percentile male multi-body head-and-neck model, aimed primarily at analysing rear impact and the resulting whiplash injury effects. The objective is to design a computationally efficient model behaving like a human head and neck in the case of a rear impact. The volunteer sled tests performed by the Japanese Automobile Research Institute (JARI) have been used for the validation of the head–neck model for low-speed rear-impact analysis. The presented approach for the multibody head-and-neck model is simple, effective, and capable of producing biofidelic responses. The results show that the model can represent with a high degree of accuracy the rear-impact response of a human.
- Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
CitationHIMMETOGLU, S. ... et al, 2007. A multi-body head-and-neck model for simulation of rear impact in cars. Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 221 (5), pp. 527-541
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NotesThis is an article from the journal, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering [© Professional Engineering Publishing ]. It is also available at: http://journals.pepublishing.com/content/119783/?p=00c79bc5b30b4ceb85d97f276ce520c6&pi=0