A reversible bumper system for protecting pedestrian lower limbs from car collisions

Huang, S and Yang, J 2010, 'A reversible bumper system for protecting pedestrian lower limbs from car collisions', International Journal of Vehicle Design, vol. 53, no. 4, pp. 288-299.


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Title A reversible bumper system for protecting pedestrian lower limbs from car collisions
Author(s) Huang, S
Yang, J
Year 2010
Journal name International Journal of Vehicle Design
Volume number 53
Issue number 4
Start page 288
End page 299
Total pages 12
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Abstract This study investigated the performance of a Reversible Bumper System (RBS) for protecting pedestrian lower limbs from car collisions. The Finite Element (FE) model of the RBS was developed based on a validated car front FE model. The FE models of a lower legform impactor and a pedestrian lower limb were used to investigate the performance of the RBS model at different impact conditions. It was finally determined that the RBS performance can be improved by reducing bumper stiffness; however, this performance is impaired in the bumper deploying process by the speed of 2.5 m/s or greater.
Subject Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Finite element modelling.
Pedestrian lower limb
Reversible bumper
Traffic injury
DOI - identifier 10.1504/IJVD.2010.034102
Copyright notice Copyright © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
ISSN 0143-3369
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