A significant cause of serious injury in
It is obviously important to ensure that any such change in motion does not of itself increase the risk of injury. Simple, three-dimensional computer models are described which simulate the whole-body motions of motorcycles crashing into flat, vertical, rigid barriers at angles ranging from tangential to head-on. These models are intended for parametric studies but this paper concentrates on broad patterns of
The simulations will be used to study parameters which have a significant influence on the motion of motorcycles on impact including the effect of leg protecting fairings and other safety devices.