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Validation of Human Body Model VIRTHUMAN and its Implementation in Crash Scenarios

  • Ing. Jaroslav Maňas
  • Ing. Luděk Kovář
  • Ing. Jan Petřík
  • Ing. Hana Čechová
  • Ing. Stanislav Špirk
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 8)

Abstract

Standard virtual prototyping approach of passive safety field is based on virtual models of dummies, but human body models become to be more and more important for specific crash scenarios. VIRTHUMAN is human body model based on MBS (Multi-Body Structure) approach. The model consists of movable rigid segments, which represent proper mass of each human part and enables to evaluate injury criteria describing safety risks during crash scenarios. There is evident advantage of the MBS approach in simple preparation of crash configuration—human body positioning, reasonable calculation times and mainly its applicability for robust designs development respecting variety of human population. The project VIRTHUMAN is directed on development of scaling technique enabling to generate human model based on the standard anthropometric inputs. The contribution describes status of the VIRTHUMAN model, procedures of its validation and results in standard crash scenarios.

Keywords

Safety Crash Human body Multi-body structure 

Notes

The work is supported by the project TA01031628 of Technology Agency of the Czech Republic.

References

  1. 1.
    Hynčk, L., Nováček, V., Bláha, P., Chvojka, O., Krejčí, P.: On scaling of human body models. Applied and computational mechanics, pp. 63–74, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, vol. 1, no.1 (2007)Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ing. Jaroslav Maňas
    • 1
  • Ing. Luděk Kovář
    • 1
  • Ing. Jan Petřík
    • 2
  • Ing. Hana Čechová
    • 3
  • Ing. Stanislav Špirk
    • 3
  1. 1.MECAS ESI s.r.oPlzenCzech Republic
  2. 2.Technical University of LiberecLiberecCzech Republic
  3. 3.University of West BohemiaPlzenCzech Republic

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