Challenges in Steering Wheel Rim to Thorax Impacts Using Finite Element Hybrid III and Human Body Models for Heavy Vehicle Frontal Crash Applications
Paper i proceeding, 2010

A risk of severe injuries from steering wheel rim to thorax contacts has been identified in heavy vehicle frontal collisions. The objective of this study was to investigate the effects in changing the steering wheel rim tilt angle on the thorax of the Hybrid III and a human body model THUMS with respect to chest deflection and steering wheel rim contact interaction. It was found that the Hybrid III chest is more sensitive to changes in steering wheel tilt angle than the THUMS.

Finite element method

Steering Wheels

Truck

Thorax

Hybrid III

Författare

Kristian Holmqvist

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

Chalmers, SAFER - Fordons- och Trafiksäkerhetscentrum

Mats Svensson

Chalmers, SAFER - Fordons- och Trafiksäkerhetscentrum

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

Johan Davidsson

Chalmers, SAFER - Fordons- och Trafiksäkerhetscentrum

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

Karin Brolin

Chalmers, SAFER - Fordons- och Trafiksäkerhetscentrum

Chalmers, Tillämpad mekanik, Fordonssäkerhet

International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Impact

293-296

Ämneskategorier

Maskinteknik

Styrkeområden

Transport