Vehicle occupant response to rear-end impacts

Shyh Chour Huang, Jiann Yuan Chu, Chih Han Chang

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The objective of this study is to simulate the dynamic response of the human body within a rear-end impacted vehicle. The earlier biodynamic computer model, SuperCrash, is modified to perform the analysis. The results show that, at a constant impact velocity, the relative rotation angle of an occupant's head to chest decreased with an increase of initial seatback angle. Furthermore, at a constant seatback angle, the maximum acceleration values of head and chest increased with the increase of impact velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)198-210
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Vehicle Design
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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