Finite Element Models (FEMs) are increasingly used to evaluate occupant response and safety system effectiveness in automotive safety research.[1, 2] These models are validated against experimental tests with known results to evaluate the model’s ability to predict the occupant response. The FEM used for this study was the Total HUman Model for Safety (THUMS). The occupant thorax model has already been validated in three basic thorax loading conditions. The hypothesis of this study was if the model had been successfully validated in these simplified configurations, additional loading conditions that involve a more complex load path should also follow the experimental response.
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Finite Element Human Body Model Thorax Response Validation With Matched Experimental Tests
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Danelson, KA, Gaewsky, JP, Golman, AJ, & Stitzel, JD. "Finite Element Human Body Model Thorax Response Validation With Matched Experimental Tests." Proceedings of the ASME 2013 Summer Bioengineering Conference. Volume 1B: Extremity; Fluid Mechanics; Gait; Growth, Remodeling, and Repair; Heart Valves; Injury Biomechanics; Mechanotransduction and Sub-Cellular Biophysics; MultiScale Biotransport; Muscle, Tendon and Ligament; Musculoskeletal Devices; Multiscale Mechanics; Thermal Medicine; Ocular Biomechanics; Pediatric Hemodynamics; Pericellular Phenomena; Tissue Mechanics; Biotransport Design and Devices; Spine; Stent Device Hemodynamics; Vascular Solid Mechanics; Student Paper and Design Competitions. Sunriver, Oregon, USA. June 26–29, 2013. V01BT32A008. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/SBC2013-14503
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