Effect of the foam embellishments on the pedestrian safety of the vehicle front protection systems

Thota, N. M. and Epaarachchi, J. A. and Lau, K. T. (2013) Effect of the foam embellishments on the pedestrian safety of the vehicle front protection systems. In: 3rd World Congress on Frontiers of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering (WCFMAAE 2013), 2-3 Feb 2013, New Delhi, India.

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Abstract

Pedestrian safety related compliance requirements are very important in case of design and development of the vehicle front protection systems. Computer aided engineering impact simulations were carried out to evaluate Head Injury Criterion (HIC) of a typical bullbar impacting it with an adult headform and correlated with experimental results. Impact simulations were carried out on the same bullbar covered with semi‐rigid polyurethane foam to study the effect of foam embellishments on the pedestrian safety. Results obtained from the impact simulations were presented in this paper.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2013 01:39
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 05:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: pedestrian safety; head injury criterion; bullbar; headform; foam products; head impact
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091299 Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090202 Automotive Engineering Materials
09 Engineering > 0902 Automotive Engineering > 090204 Automotive Safety Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 88 Transport > 8801 Ground Transport > 880109 Road Safety
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22977

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