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TitleHead impact modelling using MADYMO simulations of documented pedestrian accidents
AuthorsGarrett M
Year1997
TypeConference Paper
AbstractComputer simulations of specific pedestrian-car impacts were performed in order to estimate the head impact velocities of the pedestrians. These estimates will be used in physical tests to obtain force estimates, so that the relationship between head impact forces and the resulting brain damage can be investigated. The MADYMO computer model is based upon published human joint data and the body geometry of the cadaver, with modifications to the models used in previous studies in order to reproduce important behavioural characteristics evident in pedestrian impacts. Position and joint orientation information is obtained by examining injuries evident on the cadaver, damage to the vehicle involved, and eye-witness, police, and medical reports.
PublisherTaymar Research & Development Services
Publisher CityWheelers' Hill
Conference Name1997 Australian MADYMO Users meeting
Conference LocationMelbourne, Australia
Conference Date4 April 1997
Page Count12
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Garrett M (1997) 'Head impact modelling using MADYMO simulations of documented pedestrian accidents', 1997 Australian MADYMO Users meeting, Melbourne, Australia, 4 April 1997.