Investigation of vehicle technical parameters in built-up areas accidents
Tutor / director / evaluatorStarevicius, Martynas
CovenanteeKauno Technologijos universitetas
Document typeBachelor thesis
Rights accessOpen Access
This Master Thesis proposes to understand why Lithuania has one of the worst index of killed in traffic accidents in the European Union, especially pedestrians’ deaths. In order to this, the project compares statistics in Lithuania, Spain and Sweden. Most collisions occur due to a combination of factors such as the road infrastructure, the vehicle or the perpetrator. This Master Thesis also tries to explain all of them but focusing on engineering part of the vehicle, built-up areas (urban roads) and one of the most vulnerable road user group: pedestrians. According to this, the main problem that this Thesis wants to solve is why cars cannot stop on time in order to avoid an accident. Trough analysis of resistance forces and traction between road and tyre the thesis gets an algorithm of vehicle for start and stop. Later, it is used for an experimental research about an accident that happened in Kaunas (Lithuania) between one car and two pedestrians to analyse and evaluate a possible maximal speed of this accident. Finally, modelling the selected accident with different technical parameters and according engine power mass ratio (power-to-weight), Mater Thesis finds which type of vehicle is safest in urban conditions for pedestrians.
SubjectsPedestrians -- Safety measures, Automobiles -- Design and construction -- Mathematical models, Algorithms, Vianants -- Accidents -- Prevenció, Automòbils -- Projectes i construcció -- Models matemàtics, Algorismes
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