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TitleMadymo model simulation of a pedestrian car accident
AuthorsZhou C, King HY, Khalil TB, King AI, Anderson RWG, Garrett M, Kloeden CN, McLean AJ, Scott G
Year1997
TypeConference Paper
AbstractA MADYMO model was developed to investigate kinematics of a pedestrian impact on the left side by a car at an estimated speed of 50 kmh. The emphasis of this study was to reconstruct injury events of the head. Photos showing damage to the vehicle and injuries sustained by the victim were used to justify the results. Simulation results predicted that the skull fracture and brain injuries of the victim were likely to be caused by head impact on the hood near the windscreen area. The head experienced a peak impact force of more than 9 kN, resulting in a head linear acceleration of more than 200 g and a head angular acceleration of more than 1 1,000 rad/s2 , with the HIC being more than 1300.
PublisherWayne State University
Publisher CityDetroit
Conference Name7th Injury Prevention Through Biomechanics Symposium
Conference LocationDetroit, Michigan, USA
Conference Date8-9 May 1997
Page Range187-198
Page Count12
Notesavailable from CASR library on request

Reference
Zhou C, King HY, Khalil TB, King AI, Anderson RWG, Garrett M, Kloeden CN, McLean AJ, Scott G (1997) 'Madymo model simulation of a pedestrian car accident', Proceedings of 7th Injury Prevention Through Biomechanics Symposium, pp 187-198.