Improved side impact protection (ISIP) in AUSTRALIA: Overview of a collaborative approach 2001-06-0139
This paper includes an overview of a collaborative research project of Improved Side Impact Protection (ISIP) that commenced in 1997. The research program was sponsored by the Australian Research Council and involved a partnership of industry, government and research agencies, both in Australia and overseas. The overall aim was to develop a new approach to optimizing vehicle design using Harm as the main outcome criteria. The program involved a number of research activities including mass data analysis, in-depth real-world crash investigations, simulation modelling and the development of a family of Injury Assessment Functions. The paper outlines the structure and progress of these activities, summarizes the results and provides an overview of the optimizer model emanating from this research.
Brian Fildes, Laurie Sparke, Keith Seyer
Monash University Accident Research Center, Holden Limited, Department of Transport and Regional Services
International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles