Browse Publications Technical Papers 2020-28-0490

The Validation of Auto Rickshaw Model for Frontal Crash Studies Using Video Capture Data 2020-28-0490

Despite being Auto rickshaws are the most important public transportation around Asian countries and especially in India, the safety standards and regulations have not been established as much as for the car segment. The Crash simulations have evolved to analyze the vehicle crashworthiness since crash experimentations are costly. The work intends to provide the validation for an Auto rickshaw model by comparing frontal crash simulation with a random head-on crash video. MATLAB video processing tool has been used to process the crash video, and the impact velocity of the frontal crash is obtained. The vehicle modelled in CATIA is imported in the LS-DYNA software simulation environment to perform frontal crash simulation at the captured speed. The simulation is compared with the crash video at 5, 25, and 40 milliseconds respectively. The comparison shows that the crash pattern of simulation and real crash video are similar in detail. Thus the modelled Auto-rickshaw can be used in the future to validate the real-time crash for providing the scope of improvement in Three-wheeler safety.


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