Real world accident reconstruction with the Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS) in Pam-Crash

  • Further improvement of vehicle safety needs detailed analysis of real world accidents. According to GIDAS (German In-Depth Accident Study) most car to car front accidents occur at mid-crash severity. In this range thoracic injuries already occur. In this study a real world frontal crash with mid-crash severity out of the AARU database was reconstructed. The selected car to car accident was reconstructed by AARU by means of pc-crash software in order to get the initial dynamic accident conditions. These initial conditions were used to reconstruct the complete accident in more detail using FE models for the car structure and the occupants. Occupant simulations were performed with FE HIII-dummy models and the THUMS using Pam-Crash code. An initial THUMS validation was performed in order to verify the model-´s biofidelity by means of table-top test simulations. THUMS bone stiffness values were modified to match the real word occupant age. A comparison between driver and passenger restraint system loading was done, as well as an injury prediction comparison between the HIII-dummy model and THUMS response for both cases. Detailed comparison between the HIII-dummy models and THUMS regarding thoracic loading are discussed.

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Author:Rommel Segura, Franz Fürst, A. Langner, Steffen Peldschus
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2013/09/05
Contributing corporation:Institut für Rechtsmedizin <München> / Arbeitsgruppe Biomechanik
Release Date:2013/09/05
Tag:Brustkorb; Deutschland; Konferenz; Numerisches Modell; Pkw; Schweregrad (Unfall; Simulation; Unfallrekonstruktion; Verletzung; Verletzung); Versuchspuppe; Zusammenstoß
Anthropometric dummy; Car; Collision; Conference; Digital model; Germany; Injury; Reconstruction (accid); Severity (accid; Simulation; Thorax; injury)
Außerdem beteiligt: Audi AG; Automotive Safety Technologies GmbH; Hochschule Furtwangen, Abteilung Tuttlingen
Source:5th International Conference on ESAR 2012
Institutes:Sonstige / Sonstige
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 84 Personenschäden
BASt-Beiträge / Tagungen / International Conference on ESAR / 5th International Conference on ESAR

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