Reconstruction of Frontal Accidents Using the CVS-3D Model 840869

The Crash Victim Simulator Three Dimensional Model (CVS-3D) allows the simulation of the kinematics and responses of a motor vehicle occupant or pedestrian during a crash. This paper summarizes the data requirements for the CVS-3D Model, the sources of data, and the research underway to provide additional data for modeling the occupant and the vehicle. An example of the use of the model in reconstructing an offset frontal accident is included. The results computed by the model are quite reasonable when compared with the injuries received by the occupant. The insights into the events which occurred during the crash are excellent.


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