Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-2472
2007-06-12

Comparative Studies of Finite Element Model of Frontal Impact Dummy 2007-01-2472

The anthropomorphic test dummies thus have been widely used in numerous applications related to human dynamic simulations. In order to understand the dummy model components and offer validated finite element models for these crash simulations, this study investigates four types of finite element models of the frontal impact dummy. All dummies are calibrated based on FMVSS 49 part 572 regulations test procedures. For comparing the difference between these dummy models, sled test simulations are performed using the LS-DYNA3D finite element code. The dynamic responses of dummy models are measured and compared. The finite element dummy models obtained here have potential for evaluating vehicle crash safety and guiding the future development of safety technologies.

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