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Side impact crash studied with FE simulation and Human Body Model

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Side impact crash studied with FE simulation and Human Body Model.

Rel. Alessandro Scattina, Giovanni Belingardi. Politecnico di Torino, Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica, 2021

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In this thesis, a FE system was developed in order to reproduce a Euro NCAP side impact test of a mid-size sedan and analyse the injuries with a Human Body Model (HBM). The FE model simulates the impact between an Advance European Mobile Deformable Barrier (AE-MDB) and a 2012 Toyota Camry, where a driver HBM is positioned, at 50km/h. The HBM model chosen is the THUMS model, provide by Toyota. Before including the HBM into the simulation, several steps were performed in order to set properly the simulations. A footprint of the driver seat was created, then, the HBM was positioned using PIPER software and, at the end, a seatbelt model was created in order to secure the driver occupant to the seat. The result obtained with the FE simulation were analysed through several parameters in order to have a complete idea of the injury severity due to the impact. The use of the Human Body Model allowed to obtain more information than the normal dummy used in the crash tests and gave the opportunity to have a clearer and more faithful idea of the body’s behaviour during the impact.

Relators: Alessandro Scattina, Giovanni Belingardi
Academic year: 2020/21
Publication type: Electronic
Number of Pages: 82
Corso di laurea: Corso di laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Meccanica
Classe di laurea: New organization > Master science > LM-33 - MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Aziende collaboratrici: UNSPECIFIED
URI: http://webthesis.biblio.polito.it/id/eprint/18538
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