Validation of a Multi-Body Human Model for Efficient Rear Impact Simulations


HİMMETOĞLU S.

25th International Scientific Conference Transport Means 2021, Kaunas, Virtual, Lithuania, 6 - 08 October 2021, vol.2021-October, pp.35-40 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2021-October
  • City: Kaunas, Virtual
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-40
  • Keywords: Human model, Rear impact, Validation, Whiplash

Abstract

© 2021 Kaunas University of Technology. All rights reserved.In this study, a 50th percentile male human model which was developed using multi-body dynamics approach, is validated by using data from JARI (Japanese Automobile Research Institute) rear impact sled tests conducted with 12 male volunteers in normal driving posture on a rigid seat without head restraint and seatbelt. This human model was previously validated at a sled impact speed of 8 km/h. In this paper, the human model is further validated at a sled impact speed of 6.2 km/h using newer experimental data. This human model can be used to investigate whiplash associated disorders in road traffic accidents. The results indicate that the presented biofidelic human model can be successfully and efficiently used in rear impact simulations so as to develop safety systems.