Browse Publications Technical Papers 1999-01-0719
1999-03-01

Development and Verification of a Computer Simulation Model of Motorcycle-to-Vehicle Collisions 1999-01-0719

In order to establish a systematic approach to the study on the injuries sustained by motorcycle riders in accidents and the assessment of protective devices fitted to motorcycles, this research develops a computer simulation model of motorcycle-to-vehicle collision model based on multibody kinematics and dynamics using MADYMO (MAthematical DYnamic MOdel). The effectiveness of the motorcycle-to-vehicle crash model is verified using data of 14 full-scale tests. Comparisons between the simulation peak head acceleration results and the full-scale crash tests data demonstrate a satisfactory agreement between them. The simulation results along with the test data indicate that the leg protectors fitted to the motorcycle can induce harmful consequences to the rider head in some configurations, regardless of their aimed protective effects on the rider’s legs. The findings obtained in this study also provide basis for further improvement of the current model.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 18% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: Download multiple Technical Papers each year? TechSelect is a cost-effective subscription option to select and download 12-100 full-text Technical Papers per year. Find more information here.
We also recommend:
TECHNICAL PAPER

Collision Parameters from Real-Life Car/Motor Cycle Accidents A Basis for Future Standards

950203

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Dynamic Human Ankle Response to Inversion and Eversion

933115

View Details

TECHNICAL PAPER

Development of a Finite Element Model of the Flex-PLI-GTR

2012-01-0551

View Details

X