Using an Extendable Bumper With an Aid of Vehicle Dynamics Control System to Improve the Occupant Safety in Frontal Vehicle-to-Vehicle Collision Scenario

Elkady, Mostafa, Elmarakbi, Ahmed and MacIntyre, John (2016) Using an Extendable Bumper With an Aid of Vehicle Dynamics Control System to Improve the Occupant Safety in Frontal Vehicle-to-Vehicle Collision Scenario. In: IMECE 2016 - ASME 2016 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 11th - 17th November 2016, Phoenix, United States.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2016-66523

Abstract

This paper aims to improve vehicle crashworthiness using vehicle dynamics control systems (VDCS) integrated with an extendable front-end structure (extendable bumper). The work carried out in this paper includes developing and analyzing a new vehicle dynamics/crash mathematical model and a multi-body occupant mathematical model in case of vehicle-to-vehicle full frontal impact. The first model integrates a vehicle dynamics model with the vehicle's front-end structure to define the vehicle body crash kinematic parameters. In this model, the anti-lock braking system (ABS) and the active suspension control system (ASC) are co-simulated, and its associated equations of motion are developed and solved numerically. The second model is used to capture the occupant kinematics during full frontal collision. The simulations show considerable improvements using VDCS with and without the extendable bumper (EB), which produces additional significant improvements for both vehicle body acceleration and intrusion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Control systems, Safety, Collisions (Physics), Vehicles, Vehicle dynamics
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2018 11:08
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2018 11:08
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36177

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