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Kinematics Validation of the Adult and Elderly Occupant FE Models Against Frontal Impact Sled Tests
Published October 12, 2011 by Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan in Japan
The full body kinematics of the adult and elderly FE models incorporating the thorax, lower limb and lumbar spine models were validated against the frontal sled test. The properties of the shoulder muscle were modified with reference to published thoracic belt loading table-top test results. It was found important to adjust the initial posture of the models to the Post Mortem Human Subject (PMHS) in order to get good agreement in the full body kinematics between the models and the PMHS.