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Title: A multi-body head-and-neck model for simulation of rear impact in cars
Authors: Himmetoglu, Selcuk
Acar, Memis
Taylor, Andrew J.
Bouazza-Marouf, Kaddour
Keywords: Multi-body head-and-neck model
Rear impact
Volunteer and cadaver experiments
Muscle behaviour
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: © Professional Engineering Publishing
Citation: HIMMETOGLU, S. ... et al, 2007. A multi-body head-and-neck model for simulation of rear impact in cars. Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 221 (5), pp. 527-541
Abstract: This paper presents the development and validation of a 50th percentile male multi-body head-and-neck model, aimed primarily at analysing rear impact and the resulting whiplash injury effects. The objective is to design a computationally efficient model behaving like a human head and neck in the case of a rear impact. The volunteer sled tests performed by the Japanese Automobile Research Institute (JARI) have been used for the validation of the head–neck model for low-speed rear-impact analysis. The presented approach for the multibody head-and-neck model is simple, effective, and capable of producing biofidelic responses. The results show that the model can represent with a high degree of accuracy the rear-impact response of a human.
Description: This is an article from the journal, Proceedings of the IMechE, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering [© Professional Engineering Publishing ]. It is also available at: http://journals.pepublishing.com/content/119783/?p=00c79bc5b30b4ceb85d97f276ce520c6&pi=0
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1243/09544070JAUTO467
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/4514
ISSN: 0954-4070
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