In developing countries like India there are very limited resources for conducting actual crash tests on a motorcycle with dummy installed and it is also rare to get the design details of every object used in the actual crash tests conducted elsewhere in the world. With these limitations, safety of motorcyclist was studied using Finite Element (FE) Analysis and FE models of the objects under consideration were developed by reverse engineering technique wherever possible. In contrast to automobile occupants, a motorcyclist is unconstrained and can follow enumerable trajectories depending on the crash scenario. Airbag as a safety device for motorcyclist is under consideration for reducing fatality of the motorcyclist during the crash [1]. To arrive on any conclusion with reasonable accuracy on injury prediction for motorcyclist exposed to deploying airbags, the dummy neck construction should be more biofidelic in nature. This led to development of the Motorcycle Anthropometric Test Device (MATD) neck, which can accommodate different postures of the motorcyclist. The FE model of MATD neck was developed using HyperMesh™ [2] by estimating dimensions of each part of the MATD neck from the photographs available and following construction details specified in ISO13232 standards [3]. Overall performance of the MATD neck is dependent on the properties of mid section four rubber disks made up of Adiprene polyurethane material [4]. The material properties of different grades of Adiprene polyurethane available on internet site of the Crompton Corporation [5] were input to the MATD neck model with constraint that the weight of the MATD neck remains 1.55±0.1kg. Simulations for various tests specified in ISO13232 were run using Pamcrash™ [6]. Finally it was found that the MATD neck model satisfied all the corridors specified for Frontal Flexion, Extension, Lateral Flexion and Torsion tests as mentioned in ISO13232 standards when Adiprene LF1700A material properties were used for four mid section rubber disks.

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