Pregnant driver injury investigations in oblique crashes


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Esat V., Acar B. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRASHWORTHINESS, cilt.17, ss.424-429, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/13588265.2012.664008
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRASHWORTHINESS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.424-429

Özet

Kinetics and kinematics of an oblique impact are different when compared with frontal collisions. The objective of this research is to simulate various oblique crash scenarios that pregnant drivers may experience by using the computational pregnant occupant model, Expecting and investigate potential injuries that pregnant drivers may suffer. Half-sine acceleration pulses representing crash speeds, 15 to 45 kph are used in the simulations. Oblique impact simulations are conducted both from the nearside and the farside (offside) of the vehicle. The placental abruption and hence foetus mortality risks during oblique crashes are compared with the full-frontal impact cases.