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A multi-body human model for rear-impact simulation

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posted on 2009-04-22, 13:38 authored by Selcuk Himmetoglu, Memis Acar, Kaddour Bouazza-Marouf, Andrew Taylor
This paper presents the validation of a 50th-percentile male multi-body human model specifically developed for rear-impact simulation. The aim is to develop a biofidelic model with the simplest architecture that can simulate the interaction of the human body with the seat during rear impact. The model was validated using the head-and-neck and torso responses of seven volunteers from the Japanese Automobile Research Institute sled tests, which were performed at an impact speed of 8 km/h with a rigid seat and without head restraint and seat belt. The results indicate that the human-body model can effectively mimic the rear-impact response of a 50th-percentile male with a good level of accuracy and has the potential to predict whiplash injury.



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HIMMETOGLU, S. ... et al, 2009. A multi-body human model for rear-impact simulation. Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 223(5), pp.623-638


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