In traffic accidents have become a major health problem. Severe injuries occur during accidents in the high-velocity range, but also traffic accidents in the low-velocity range have become an important economical and health-related factor. We made oblique frontal crash-tests to simultaneously study the motion of the occupants and of the vehicle. With an experimental setup to capture the motion of the occupants and of the vehicle, as well as the analysis of the measured data, which is used for computational modelling. As for the latter, a novel 3D computational model NeuroBoB of the human body has been implemented, which allows the calculation of muscle activities and biomechanical loads from measured kinematic data.
PIs: H. Wagner, K. Boström, W. Kalthoff
Cooperations: W. Castro, M. Becke, M. Hein, N. Schilling