Enhancement of Occupant Safety During Frontal Collisions Using New Vehicle/Occupant Interaction Modelling With VDC Systems and Smart Structures

Elkady, Mustafa and Elmarakbi, Ahmed (2014) Enhancement of Occupant Safety During Frontal Collisions Using New Vehicle/Occupant Interaction Modelling With VDC Systems and Smart Structures. In: IMECE 2014 - International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 14th - 20th November 2014, Montreal, Canada.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2014-37007

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to enhance crashworthiness in the case of vehicle-to-barrier full frontal collision using vehicle dynamics control systems integrated with an 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 to capture the occupant kinematics during full frontal collision. Different cases of vehicle dynamics control systems have been used during the collision to show their effect on the occupant dynamic response. The occupant deceleration and the occupant's chest and head rotational acceleration are used as injury criteria. It is shown from the numerical simulations that the occupant behaviour can be captured and analysed quickly and accurately. Furthermore, it is shown that the vehicle dynamics control systems (VDCS) can affect the crash characteristics positively and the occupant safety is improved.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Safety, Collisions (Physics), Smart structures, Modeling, Vehicles
Subjects: H300 Mechanical Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2018 10:39
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2018 10:39
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/36443

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