By Albert I. King (auth.), Jorge A. C. Ambrósio, Manuel F. O. Seabra Pereira, Fernando Pina da Silva (eds.)
A systematic therapy of present crashworthiness perform within the automobile, railroad and plane industries. Structural, external and inside layout, occupant biomechanics, seat and discretion platforms are handled, taking account of statistical info, present laws and state of the art layout software services. Occupant kinematics and biomechanics are reviewed, resulting in a uncomplicated realizing of human tolerance to affect and of using anthropometric try dummies and mathematical modelling strategies. varieties of restraining platforms are defined when it comes to effect biomechanics. the fabric and structural behaviour of car parts is mentioned when it comes to crash checking out. quite a few popular ideas for simulating occupants and constructions are offered, specifically using multibody dynamics, finite point equipment and simplified macro-elements, within the context of layout instruments of accelerating complexity, that are used to version either cars and occupants.
Audience: a good reference for researchers, engineers, scholars and all different execs desirous about crashworthiness work.
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Crashworthiness of Transportation Systems: Structural Impact and Occupant Protection by Albert I. King (auth.), Jorge A. C. Ambrósio, Manuel F. O. Seabra Pereira, Fernando Pina da Silva (eds.)