STUDY REGARDING THE SIDE IMPACT CONSEQUENCES UPON THE VEHICLE OCCUPANT USING ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION SOFTWARE

Alexandru Ionut RADU, Daniel Dragos TRUSCA, George TOGANEL, Bogdan BENEA

Abstract


The paper presents the probability of injury for an occupant in the case of vehicle accidents, side collisions, using virtual accident reconstruction software and a mathematical multi-body model of an occupant. The key aspect of this study was to recreate the interior of the vehicle by the means of CAD software for occupant kinematic simulation. By achieving this, the impact between the occupant and the interior of the vehicle can be analysed. For a better evaluation of accident injury outcome for the driver, we used the multibody model without the seatbelt to study the maximum injury potential. The results show an increase in injury of the occupant head and torso area with the increase of vehicle striking velocity. The simulations showed an impact of the head with the side window and also, at high velocity, the impact of the torso with the side of the vehicle.


Keywords


Simulation; kinematics; accident; thoracic injury; head injury; multibody; interior DXF

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