Accession Number : ADA258268


Title :   Simulations of Rollover Tests


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Mar 1984-May 1988


Corporate Author : HARRY G ARMSTRONG AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Obergefell, L A ; Rizer, A L ; Kaleps, I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a258268.pdf


Report Date : May 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 70


Abstract : The motion of an occupant during a rollover crash is often Violent and complicated. This motion needs to be studied so as to determine how best to protect an occupant during a rollover crash, and the best tool known is computer models which simulate the motion of an occupant. It was the Air Force's Articulated Total Body (ATB) model which was used. The accuracy of the simulations by this model has to be determined through a limited number of rollover crash tests. Five such tests were conducted under this program using a specially designed rollover test device, and the corresponding simulations of the motion of a dummy occupant are presented. The accuracy of the simulations obtained for these five tests with a rollover test device and the similar accuracy for one full-scale crash test conducted earlier on a different testing program provide confidence that an occupant's motion during a rollover crash, whether belted or unbelted, can be satisfactorily simulated by the Air Forces ATB. Computer simulations, Modeling, Biodynamics, Rollover, Crash.


Descriptors :   *COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , *CRASHES , *BIODYNAMICS , MODELS , COMPUTERS , MOTION , ACCURACY , SCALE , TEST VEHICLES , PHOTOGRAPHY , ROAD TESTS , HUMAN BODY , VEHICLES , BODIES , CRASHWORTHINESS , ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS


Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE