Study on the Difference of Frontal Impact Response among People of Different Sizes
In this article, seven frontal impact simulation models with same restraint system and different human body models were established through the use of multi-body kinematics software MADYMO. The injuries in head, chest and femurs of different human models and the differences of these injuries were analyzed in detail. The weighted injury criterion was adopted to evaluate the overall injuries of different human body models. The results shows that the injury risk of smaller human body is much higher than the taller human body, and existing occupant restraint system that protects the 50th percentile American occupant well protects other size occupant poorly.
Shengyi Li, Yingchun Liu, Rongbo Zhu, Hongguang Li, Wensi Ding
L. B. Cao et al., "Study on the Difference of Frontal Impact Response among People of Different Sizes", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 34-35, pp. 111-116, 2010