Seat testing to investigate the female neck injury risk – preliminary results using a new female dummy prototype
Paper in proceedings, 2012

Dynamic performance tests are conducted to assess the neck injury risk. To date seats are assessed based on sled tests mostly using a BioRID which is based on the 50%ile male anthropometry. Since females sustain whiplash associated disorders (WAD) more often than males, their injury risk needs to be addressed as well.

SLED TESTS

FINITE ELEMENT MODEL

FEMALE DUMMY

REAR IMPACTS

WHIPLASH

Author

Kai-Uwe Schmitt

Toni Weber

Mats Svensson

SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

Johan Davidsson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

Anna K Carlsson

SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

M. Björklund

Lotta Jakobsson

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Vehicle Safety

SAFER, The Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre

Ernst Tomasch

Proceedings: IRCOBI Conference; September 12–14; Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Areas of Advance

Transport

Subject Categories

Other Engineering and Technologies

Vehicle Engineering

Roots

Basic sciences

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

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Created

10/8/2017