1985-01-01

Status of the MADYMO Crash Victim Simulation Package 1985 856092

MADYMO is a compact, general purpose, computer program package for two- or three-dimensional crash victim simulations. The program predicts the kinematics and dynamical behavior of the victim during the crash, based on data of the victim, environment, safety devices, and crash conditions. The package differs from most of the existing CVS programs by its flexibility in choice of number of linkages and number of elements in each linkage. Great flexibility in the modeling of force interactions between elements and environment is assured by the fact that user-defined submodels can be incorporated readily.
This paper summarizes the most important features of the current MADYMO 2D and 3D versions and reviews a number of applications. Topics covered include side impacts, pedestrian safety, human body segment models, and computer-aided design. An attempt to identify areas of future developments and general trends in the field of crash victim simulations concludes this paper.

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