Development and Validation of a Pedestrian Dummy FE Model for the Design of Pedestrian Friendly Vehicles
Journal article, 2011

A Finite Element (FE) model of the Chalmers-Autoliv pedestrian dummy was developed and validated. The dummy model was used to • investigate the difference in the assessment of head injury risks by the dummy model and by an EEVC adult headform model • to develop and optimise a pedestrian airbag system. The study showed that the head impact conditions and the calculated head injury parameters of the dummy model were different from those of the EEVC headform model. A properly designed airbag system can effectively reduce head injury risks in a pedestrian accident.

pedestrian dummy

FE model

head protection

headform test


Jianfeng Yao

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Jikuang Yang

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Rikard Fredriksson

Karolinska Institutet

Autoliv AB

International Journal of Vehicle Design

0143-3369 (ISSN)

Vol. 57 2/3 254-274

Areas of Advance


Subject Categories

Computational Mathematics

Other Physics Topics

Vehicle Engineering



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