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Using PC-Crash to Analyze Motorcycle Slide to Stop Dynamics 2022-01-0822

PC-Crash is an accident reconstruction program that enables the user to analyze vehicle collision dynamics and trajectory models. This research paper presents the utilization of PC-Crash to analyze motorcycle slide-to-stop dynamics.
For this study, existing motorcycle slide-to-stop data from SAE 2019-01-0426 will be simulated and analyzed in PC-Crash. The selected dataset consists of three motorcycles: a 2002 Kawasaki ZRX-1200R, a 2006 Yamaha YZF-R6, and a 2013 Ninja EX300. Six of the thirteen slide-to-stop tests collected by Fatzinger [1] were simulated and analyzed in PC-Crash. The motorcycle initial ground contact speeds range from 37-52 mph. Parameters such as vehicle weight, sliding friction factor, motorcycle sliding trajectory, and yaw trajectory will be accounted for in each PC-Crash simulation. All tests were simulated using a 2D and 3D motorcycle model in PC-Crash. Additionally, calculated averaged slide-to-stop decelerations and slide-to-stop distances based on physical evidence were used and verified in the PC-Crash simulation.


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