Full scale pedestrian impact testing with PMHS: A pilot study
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The complexity of vehicle-pedestrian collisions necessitates extensive validation of pedestrian computational models. While body components can be individually simulated, overall validation of human pedestrian models requires full-scale testing with post mortem human surrogates (PMHS). This paper presents the development of a full-scale pedestrian impact test plan and experimental design, and some results from a pilot experiment. The test plan and experimental design are developed based on the analysis of a combination of literature review, multi-body modeling, and epidemiologic studies. The proposed system has proven effective in testing an anthropometrically correct rescue dummy in multiple instances, and in one test with a PMHS.
CitationKerrigan, J., Kam, C., Drinkwater, C., Murphy, D., Arregui-Dalmases, C., Millington, S., Teresinski, G., Bolton, J., Crandall, J.R., Deng, B., Wang, J., Kerkeling, C., Hahn, W. Full scale pedestrian impact testing with PMHS: A pilot study. A: International Workshop on Human Subjects for Biomechanical Research. "Proceedings of the 32nd International Workshop on Human Subjects for Biomechanical Research". 2004, p. 1-32.