Utveckling av implementerbara skadekriterier för ryggrad, bröst och huvud för humanmodeller
Forskningsprojekt , 2016 – 2018

Moving towards autonomous driving there is a need for tools that can support the development of the autonomous vehicle braking and avoidance systems by comparing the outcome of crashes (when a crash is unavoidable) at various crash directions and severity levels. Crash test dummies are only biofidelic in specific impact directions such as pure frontal or pure lateral impacts. Therefore there is a need for a tool that can predict injuries in all loading directions (frontal to side) at various severities. Human Body Models (HBM) have the potential to predict injuries to vehicle occupants in all crashes that occur in the real world. 

The current project is addressing important injuries to three body parts of vehicle occupants in crashes, both when considering serious injuries as well as injuries leading to long term disability. These are thorax injuries (rib fractures), thoraco-lumbar spine injuries and head injuries. A biofidelic human body model capable of predicting these injuries will be used by the industrial partners Volvo Cars and Autoliv to develop pre-crash triggered restraint system and also for the development of the autonomous braking and avoidance systems as such.

The partner responsible for the application is Autoliv. Partners are Volvo Cars, Chalmers University, Umeå University and Gothenburg University (Sahlgren Hospital).



Johan Davidsson (kontakt)

Docent vid Personskadeprevention

Karin Brolin

Biträdande professor vid Personskadeprevention

Johan Iraeus

Forskare vid Personskadeprevention

Mats Svensson

Professor vid Personskadeprevention


Autoliv AB

Vårgårda, Sweden

Göteborgs universitet

Gothenburg, Sweden

Umeå universitet

Umeå, Sweden

Volvo Cars

Göteborg, Sweden



Projekt-id: 2015-04864
Finansierar Chalmers deltagande under 2016–2018

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Hållbar utveckling




C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)


Innovation och entreprenörskap


Livsvetenskaper och teknik (2010-2018)



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