EHTC 2009

A methodology for sizing pedestrian protection absorbers in sub-systems

Issmaïl Meskin, Valeo

Using a model of pedestrian impact (lower leg) previously correlated, it was possible to reduce development time for new types of energy absorbers. The method consists of replacing the leg EEVC WG17 impactor by a rigid cylinder in order to find the perceived forces by the absorbers. These forces are the parameters for sub-system sizing. They have enabled the design of new absorbers with results comparable to those of the starting model.


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