Improved side impact protection: The development of injury assessment functions 2001-06-0140
The objective of the ISIP Project has been to develop a
methodology to allow vehicle designers to optimize safety systems
of vehicles in side impacts. This optimization was based on the
minimization of the cost of injury or Harm.
To form the link between the safety system protective capability
in a crash and the cost of injury to the occupant required the
development of a series of lateral impact Injury Assessment
Functions (IAFs). These IAFs had to be able to predict the risk of
injury, in AIS, for each of the major body regions of the occupant.
The injury predictions were used to derive Harm for the crash and
were based on the responses of a human surrogate, the BioSID.
This paper describes the development of these lateral injury
IAFs from the analysis of cadaver test data.
Tom Gibson, Evangelos Benetatos, Stuart Newstead, Brian Fildes
Human Impact Engineering, Monash University Accident Research Center
International Technical Conference on Enhanced Safety of Vehicles