1985-01-01

Experimental Simulation of the Pedestrian Impact 856120

Higher complexity of accident events makes it more difficult to analyze the efficiency of protection measures for pedestrians than for vehicle occupants. Considering the quality of transformation of the results found (dummy quality) as well as their statistical reliability (reproducibility), it is necessary to find a methodically clear solution.The special problem of pedestrian accident simulation will be explained by examples showing the complexity of accident events, by valuation of protection measures, and by the reproducibility and transmissibility of results.Advantages and disadvantages of experimental methods (integrated or component tests) to valuate the vehicle exterior will be shown, using our own test results, as well as results taken from literature. Following this, a procedure is derived.Finally, car design characteristics are described that improve the protection of exterior road users.

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