Pregnant driver injury investigations in oblique crashes


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Esat V., Acar B. S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRASHWORTHINESS, vol.17, no.4, pp.424-429, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13588265.2012.664008
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CRASHWORTHINESS
  • Page Numbers: pp.424-429

Abstract

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.