To provide protection to pedestrians in collision with passenger vehicles, the design and construction of a vehicle’s bumper, hood and fender panels must be addressed. TNO has undertaken a research project in conjunction with DSM to investigate how this may be done.
Vehicle styling, packaging and an analysis led design process will be shown for the front of the vehicle and in particular the hood and bumper. The recommendations of EEVC working group 10 are used as a target to asses the design proposal’s suitability.
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|1998||EEVC Working Group 17 Report: Improved Test Methods to Evaluate Pedestrian Protection Afforded by Passenger Cars. European Enhanced Vehicle-Safety Committee (EEVC); 1998.|
|2015||Simms CK, Wood D, Fredriksson R. Pedestrian injury biomechanics and protection. In: Yoganandan N, Nahum AM, Melvin JW, eds. Accidental Injury: Biomechanics and Prevention. 3rd ed. New York: Springer; 2015:721-753.|
|2003||Neal MO, Kim H-S, Wang JT, Fujimura T, Nagai K. Development of LS-DYNA FE models for simulating EEVC pedestrian impact. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV). May 19-22, 2003; Nagoya, Japan.|
|2004||Fildes B, Gabler HC, Otte D, Linder A, Sparke L. Pedestrian impact priorities using real-world crash data and harm. In: Proceedings of the 2004 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Impact. September 22-24, 2004; Graz, Austria.167-177.|