SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Tuesday, April 8

Occupant Protection: Biomechanics
(Session Code: B401)

Room 114 B  1:00 p.m.

The Biomechanics session presents new research on automotive occupant kinematics, human injury biomechanics, and human tolerance in an automotive environment. This includes new methodologies in the study of human injury, studies of human interaction with occupant protection systems, technological advances in physical and virtual anthropomorphic test devices, and other experimental, analytical and modeling studies on the biomechanics of human injury.

Organizers - Elizabeth Mary Fievisohn, Virginia Tech.; Jacob L. Fisher, Exponent Inc.; Warren N. Hardy, Virginia Tech.; Jason R. Kerrigan, Univ. of Virginia

Time Paper No. Title
1:00 p.m. 2014-01-0491
Evaluation of Ejection Risk and Injury Distribution Using Data from the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS)
Michael E. Zabala, Exponent Inc.; Nicholas Yang, Stacy Imler, Exponent Failure Analysis; Ke Zhao, Rose Ray, Exponent Inc.
1:20 p.m. 2014-01-0489
Estimation of Body Mass Index Effect on Lower Extremity Injuries for Lateral Collision With-out Airbag
Chinmoy Pal, Tomosaburo Okabe, Nissan; Kulothungan Vimalathithan, Muthukumar Muthanandam, Jeyabharath Manoharan, Satheesh Narayanan, RNTBCI
1:40 p.m. 2014-01-0493
Measurements of Non-Injurious Head Accelerations of Young Children
William R. Bussone, Michael Prange, Exponent Inc.
2:00 p.m. 2014-01-0485
Investigation on Generational Difference of Intracranial Responses Related to Traumatic Brain Injuries Using Age-Specific Human Head/Brain FE Models
Toshiyuki Yanaoka, Yasuhiro Dokko, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
2:20 p.m. 2014-01-0494
Likelihood of Lumbar Spine Injuries for Far-side Occupants in Low to Moderate Speed Lateral Impacts
Bethany L. Suderman, Irving S. Scher, Guidance Engineering; Randal P. Ching, University of Washington
2:40 p.m. 2014-01-0492
Measurement of Tolerable and Non-Injurious Levels of Back-to-Front Whole Body Accelerations
Lisa P. Gwin, Herbert Guzman, Enrique Bonugli, William Scott, Mark Freund, Biodynamic Research Corp.
3:00 p.m. 2014-01-0486
Finite-Element-Based Transfer Equations: Post-Mortem Human Subjects versus Hybrid III Test Dummy in Blunt Impact
Raed E. El-jawahri, Tony R. Laituri, Agnes S. Kim, Stephen W. Rouhana, Para V. Weerappuli, Ford Motor Co.
Head Accelerations in Out-of-Position Postures in Low Speed Rear Impacts: A Comparison between Volunteer Data and GATB Simulation (Written Only -- No Oral Presentation)
Ellen L. Lee, Patrick J. Lee, Wilson C. Hayes, Hayes & Associates

The papers in this session are available in SAE Technical Paper Collection, SUB-TP-00006 and SUB-TP-00007, and also individually. To purchase visit

Planned by Occupant Protection Committee / Automobile Body Activity