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A Review and Evaluation of Various HIC Algorithms
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1988 by SAE International in United States
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Various algorithms such as a direct computation approach, maximization requirement criteria method established by Chou and Nyquist, and a partitioning technique, for computing HIC are reviewed in this paper. An evaluation has been conducted considering both the accuracy and efficiency of these algorithms using theoretical pulses and experimental resultant head accelerations of a dummy obtained from the literature, Hyge sled and frontal barrier impact tests. Using results obtained from direct computations as “exact” values for comparison, all the algorithms evaluated provide HIC estimates in close agreement with the “exact” values. The CPU times, which are used as a measure for the assessment of computational efficiency, vary from algorithm to algorithm. Methods using a partitioning logic developed by Mentzer and a faster algorithm developed by Holstein and Alem are found to be very efficient, and are recommended for use in the computation of HIC.
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CitationChou, C., Howell, R., and Chang, B., "A Review and Evaluation of Various HIC Algorithms," SAE Technical Paper 880656, 1988, https://doi.org/10.4271/880656.
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