Reconstruction of Pediatric Occupant Kinematic Responses Using Finite Element Method in a Real-World Lateral Impact
A real-world lateral vehicle-tree impact accident was reconstructed by using finite element method according to the accident description in the CIREN database. ...These results have shown that FE simulation can help in accident reconstruction and investigation of the pediatric injury in real-world impact accidents. ...The interaction between the car and the tree in the accident was simulated using LS-Dyna software. Parameters that affect the simulation results, such as the initial pre-crash speed, impact direction, and the initial impact location on the vehicle, were analyzed.