SAE 2014 World Congress & Exhibition

Technical Session Schedule

Wednesday, April 9

Occupant Protection: Structural Crashworthiness and Occupant Safety
(Session Code: B409)

Room 354  8:00 a.m.

Paper offers advancing the science of occupant safety in vehicle collisions are welcome.

Organizers - Saeed Barbat, Ford Motor Co.; Jason R. Kerrigan, Univ. of Virginia; Jamel E. Belwafa, Ford Motor Co.; J. Kirk Russell, Performance Events Promotion LLC; Michael Royce; Joseph Marsh

Time Paper No. Title
8:00 a.m. 2014-01-0561
Improving Safety Structures on Sprint and Midget Race Cars
Grant Hankins, Kenneth Krajnik, Bradley Galedrige, Shahab Sakha, Peter Hylton, Wendy Otoupal, Indiana Univ., Purdue Univ.
8:20 a.m. 2014-01-0565
Optimized Rigid Side Underride Protection Device Designs for Tractor-Trailers and Straight Trucks
Patrick Galipeau-Belair, University of Ontario Institute of Tech.; Srikanth Ghantae, David Critchley, Sarathy Ramachandra, Volvo Trucks North America; Moustafa EL-Gindy, University of Ontario Institute of Tech.
8:40 a.m. 2014-01-0567
Dual Stage Front Underride Protection Devices (dsFUPDs): Collision Interface and Passenger Compartment Intrusion
Todd MacDonald, Moustafa EL-Gindy, UOIT; Srikanth Ghantae, Sarathy Ramachandra, David Critchley, Volvo Group Trucks Technology
9:00 a.m. 2014-01-0556
Under-Body Blast Mitigation: Stand-Alone Seat Safety Activation System
Sebastian Karwaczynski, TARDEC; Mehmet H. Uras, Paradigm Research and Engineering
9:20 a.m. 2014-01-0550
Frontal Impact Responsesof Generic Steel Front Bumper Crush Can Assemblies
Ali Seyed Yaghoubi, Paul Begeman, Golam Newaz, Wayne State Univ.; Derek Board, Yijung Chen, Omar Faruque, Ford Motor Co.
9:40 a.m. 2014-01-0564
A Comparative Benchmark Study of using Different Multi-Objective Optimization Algorithms for Restraint System Design
Monica Majcher, Oakland Univ.; Hongyi Xu, Northwestern Univ.; Yan Fu, Ching-Hung Chuang, Ren-Jye Yang, Ford Motor Co.
10:00 a.m. 2014-01-0554
Addressing Run Off Road Safety
Lotta Jakobsson, Magdalena Lindman, Anders Axelson, Bengt Lokensgard, Mats Petersson, Bo Svanberg, Jordanka Kovaceva, Volvo Cars
10:20 a.m. 2014-01-0559
Comparison of the THOR and Hybrid III Responses in Oblique Impacts
Michael Guerrero, Kapil Butala, Ravi Tangirala, Amy Klinkenberger, Hyundai America Technical Center
10:40 a.m. 2014-01-1989
An Examination of Crash and NASS Data to Evaluate the Field Relevance of IIHS Small Offset Tests
P. Prasad, Prasad Engineering, LLC; D. Dalmotas, A. German, D. J. Dalmotas Consulting Inc.

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; Motorsports Engineering Committee / Motorsports Engineering Activity