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TitleSimulation of pedestrian head impacts
AuthorsGibson TJ, Hinrichs RW
Year1988
TypeConference Paper
AbstractThis paper discusses the method used to predict the characteristics of the head in pedestrian accidents investigated by the NH&MRC Road Accident Research Unit. A mathematical crash victim simulation model (MADYMO) is used to predict the dynamics of the pedestrian vehicle interaction. The model is used to simulate a series of seven pedestrian accident reconstructions using cadavers. The results demonstrate that a relatively simple two dimensional simulation can be used to predict the timing, position and velocity of a pedestrian head impact. The limitations and future development of the model are discussed.
PublisherRoad Accident Research Unit
Publisher CityAdelaide
SponsorNational Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
ISBN0908204132
Conference NameHead and Neck Injury in Road Accidents Symposium
Conference LocationAdelaide, Australia
Conference Date10-11 December 1985
Page Range123-135
Page Count13
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Gibson TJ, Hinrichs RW (1988) 'Simulation of pedestrian head impacts', Proceedings of Head and Neck Injury in Road Accidents Symposium, pp 123-135.