Exploring Pediatric Lower Extremity Injuries in Lateral Collisions with EDSMAC4 and GATB in HVE

TitleExploring Pediatric Lower Extremity Injuries in Lateral Collisions with EDSMAC4 and GATB in HVE
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference2006
AuthorsMenon RA, Ghati Y, Mari-Gowda S
Conference NameSociety of Automotive Engineers World Congress
Date Published04/2006
Conference LocationDetroit, Michigan
Abstract

This paper describes the application of the EDSMAC4 and GATB simulation modules of the Human Vehicle and Environment (HVE) software to analyze pediatric case occupants with fractures to the proximal part of the lower extremity due to lateral collisions. EDSMAC4 and GATB simulation results were compared with in-depth crash investigations for crash dynamics, injury mechanisms and occupant kinematics. These crash investigations were conducted as part of the Partners for Child Passenger Safety (PCPS) project at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

DOI10.4271/2006-01-1400