高齢者モデルを用いた前突スレッド解析による 乗員挙動と胸部応答に関する研究
Kinematics and Thoracic Deformation of an Elderly Size Human FE Model in Front Impact Sled Analysis

Yoshihiro Yamamoto, Jacobo Antona-Makoshi, Fusako Satou, Ryosuke Kato, Susumu Ejima, Yasuhiro Dokko, Tsuyoshi Yasuki
2015 Transactions of Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan  
The amount and rates of elderly fatally injured in traffic crashes in Japan are increasing. These tendencies are especially sensitive for thoracoabdominal injuries. In order to investigate this problem, a finite element model of an average size Japanese elderly with age-specific thoracic characteristics was developed. The thoracic response of the model was validated against age-dependent corridors developed from post mortem human subject pendulum impact tests. Full body trajectories and
more » ... deformation were also assessed against frontal impact sled tests. The model shows good full body kinematics response as well as sensitivity to age-dependent characteristics.
doi:10.11351/jsaeronbun.46.133 fatcat:gvxntdlq4zdwvcmc6kksc36whq