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Development of economical vehicle model for pedestrian-friendly front-end profile study

Kausalyah, Venkatason and Shasthri, Sevaguru and Abdullah, Kassim Abdulrahman and Idres, Moumen and Shah, Qasim Hussain (2014) Development of economical vehicle model for pedestrian-friendly front-end profile study. International Journal of Simulation Modelling, 13 (4). pp. 419-432. ISSN 1726-4529

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An economical and deformable, hybrid model is developed for studying the effect of vehicle geometry on pedestrian fall kinematics and associated head injury. A simplified structure consisting of finite element surfaces and a Multi-body windshield is built using a series of iterative and no-iterative steps. The primary focus is not the stiffness characteristics of the structure but rather the fall pattern and kinematics data of the pedestrian due solely to the vehicle front-end shape.Comprehensive validation is carried out wherbey the fidelity of the model is reviewed for pedestrian crash kinematics and injury criteria as well as piecewise vehicle parts impact tests. The model is shown to hold up acceptably well against benchmarked values especially for the former, whereby very close head injury criteria values are obtained at identical impact locations. The model's notable features are its economical computational processing time and eases of modification.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5827/43958
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedestrian protection, Deformable Hybrid Vehicle Model, validation, optimization friendly model
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Moumen Idres
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2015 15:42
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2015 08:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/43958

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