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Location based emergency call enabler

Mahindra & Mahindra, Ltd.-Priyanka Marudhavanan
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2457
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
M. Priyanka, Mahindra & Mahindra, India Sai Himaja Nadimpalli , Mahindra & Mahindra, India Keywords-Safety, Connectivity, GPS Research and/or Engineering Questions/Objective: There are many times the driver or co-passenger can experience emergency conditions whenever the vehicle is running or it is in static. These kind of situations are tough to handle even if one is victimized . The victim can be rescued on time if proper information about the situation would reach his friends or family . Limitations: In existing system, if the accidental crash happens then signal from airbag unit will wake up the mobile, Once this wake up call happens,it will activate the gsm module. The emergency contacts stored in the mobile will be dialed up and the victim can convey his emergency situation through that. The driver will be rescued only if crash happens. There is no system to rescue the driver if heart attack happens when he is driving. The additional problem which the system has is emergency contact is out of town,the victim will not be rescued Methodology: In order…

Analysis of occupant dynamics and optimization of Driver airbag performance against all FMVSS208 frontal impact cases using validated Finite element Methodology

Key Safety Systems Inc.-Sumit Sharma
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2545
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Several people die every year due to vehicle accidents. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) are U.S. federal regulations stating design, structure, performance, and durability necessities for vehicles. The objective of a crash test for FMVSS No. 208 is to measure how well a passenger vehicle would protect its occupants in the event of a frontal crash. FMVSS 208 consists of series of tests including different impact surface type as well as occupant sizes. It also covers the belted and unbelted occupant behavior at the time of front impact. Each test scenario has different ways to injure the occupant. Airbags are the part of passive safety equipment family in any automobile and play an imperative role to reduce the occupant head and chest injuries at the time of crash or accidents. This study covers the evaluation of airbag performance in all FMVSS 208 load cases using validated Finite Element Methodology (FEM). Finite Element Analysis (FAE) is an advanced tool to simulate the airbag behavior. Airbag deployment phenomena is very complex in nature and depend on…

Injury Reduction in Vehicle to Pedestrian Collision using Deployable Pedestrian Protection System in Vehicles

International Centre For Automotive Tech-Jitendra Singh Gaur
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2551
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Head injuries are the main source of road fatalities in when a pedestrian is involved in an accident with the vehicle. The frontal part of vehicle such as engine hood, lower-windshield area and A-pillars are the possible location of head impact in such accidents. The head impact with hard points located in these areas result in the fatal head injuries. The effect of impact can be reduced by using the deployable pedestrian protection systems (DPPS) such as hood-lifters and windshield airbag in the vehicle. The study shows how these systems are effective in reducing the fatalities in pedestrian accidents and how to evaluate the performance of these deployable systems.


International Centre For Automotive Tech.-Harpreet Singh Juneja
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-2416
To be published on 2019-11-21 by SAE International in United States
Airbags are very important passive safety component used in vehicle for the safety of the driver during the accident. Airbags are provided with the vent hole for the immediate discharge of the gases which fills the airbag during deployment in case of any accident. Size of the airbag vent hole plays a very important role for the performance of airbag in reducing the driver Injury. Study shows the difference in the performance of the airbags in terms of driver injury and airbag displacement with change in the size of the vent hole for the same airbag.

Performance Assessment of Pyramidal Lattice Core Sandwich Engine Hood For Pedestrian Safety

Mepco Schlenk Engineering College-Dhinesh Balasubramanian, Anish Jafrin Thilak Johnson
  • Technical Paper
  • 2019-28-0089
To be published on 2019-10-11 by SAE International in United States
Usage of car increases every year, the accidents are mainly caused due to the carelessness of pedestrian or driver. Pedestrian accidents results in head trauma or death. It is necessary to manufacture the hood with the material which will absorb impact energy rather than transmitting it to head of the pedestrian. Safety devices such as airbags, energy absorbing steering columns, seat belts which were successfully designed and installed in the automobiles but this will reduce the damage to the persons sitting inside the car. There were no safety devices for pedestrians. GFRP pyramidal lattice core structures are used in automobiles which is used for good energy absorption. Glass fibre reinforced polymer are used for light weight, high strength. In this work, we have analysed GFRP pyramidal lattice core sandwich engine hood in ANSYS workbench under impact loading. For the finite element modelling the materials properties are taken from the previous literature. The results of finite element modelling of pyramidal lattice core sandwich engine hood yield lesser HIC values. This shows GFRP pyramidal lattice core absorbs…

Parametric Analysis and Optimization of Variables Affecting the Brain Injury Criterion (BrIC) in Various Crash Scenarios

SAE International Journal of Transportation Safety

National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, United States-Erik G. Takhounts, Matthew J. Craig
Science and Technology Group, United States-Vikas Hasija
  • Journal Article
  • 09-07-01-0005
Published 2019-08-19 by SAE International in United States
Incompressibility of the brain makes it susceptible to damage from shear strains. Head rotational motion can easily produce high shear strains causing brain injury. Since head injury criterion (HIC) does not account for rotational motion, a brain injury criterion (BrIC) was developed. To design potential countermeasures for reducing BrIC, it is important to investigate the parameters that influence BrIC. This article focuses on parametric analysis to examine the sensitivity of BrIC to vehicle design and crash-related parameters, and identifying important parameters which can be controlled in developing countermeasures for reducing BrIC. Global Human Body Models Consortium (GHBMC) 50th percentile male simplified human finite element (FE) model was used in this study. Four different analyses were conducted: a Design of Experiments (DOE) study to investigate sensitivity of BrIC to impact direction and crash pulse severity b DOE studies, with fixed crash severity, for frontal, farside oblique, and nearside oblique crash modes to identify important vehicle design parameters influencing BrIC c Optimization for frontal, farside oblique, and nearside oblique crash modes to minimize BrIC using important parameters…

Stapp Car Crash Journal Vol. 62, 2018

  • Book
  • B-STAPP2018
Published 2019-04-30 by The Stapp Association in United States
This title includes the technical papers developed for the 2018 Stapp Car Crash Conference, the premier forum for the presentation of research in impact biomechanics, human injury tolerance, and related fields, advancing the knowledge of land-vehicle crash injury protection. The conference provides an opportunity to participate in open discussion about the causes and mechanisms of injury, experimental methods and tools for use in impact biomechanics research, and the development of new concepts for reducing injuries and fatalities in automobile crashes. The topics covered this year include: • Effect of restraints on chest deflection • Thoracic response in dynamic front loading • Side impact assessments and comparisons • Front airbag deployment rates and implications • Reanalysis of experimental brain strain data • Modeling pedestrian impacts • Short communications o New data on the biomechanics of injury and human tolerance, new methods and tools to study the biomechanics of injury, new developments in occupant protection systems, and new concepts on the biomechanics of injury based on experimental and analytical studies.

Innovative Knee Airbag (KAB) Concept for Small Overlap and Oblique Frontal Impacts

Detroit Engineered Products (DEP) Inc.-Rahul Makwana
Ford Motor Co., Ltd.-Pardeep Jindal
Published 2019-04-02 by SAE International in United States
Considerable research has been conducted in terms of attempting to reduce lower leg injury risk in full frontal impacts, in some cases by the use of a knee airbag (KAB). However, there has been limited research into the performance of KAB systems during a crash test with increased oblique loading, such as the IIHS small overlap frontal test, an oblique moving deformable barrier test (OI) being researched by NHTSA, and a mobile progressive deformable barrier test (MPDB) that is expected to be implemented by Euro NCAP in the next few years. The objective of the current numerical study was concentrated on the evaluation of an innovative KAB concept design intended to reduce ATD right inboard lower leg/foot responses under small overlap and oblique loading conditions. A novel appendage KAB concept design was developed with the help of morphing and computational studies which were performed with different ATD sizes. In the study, one of the lower leg/foot responses was monitored and compared over a conventional KAB design. Cases investigated in the study showed that the novel…
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Performance of Event Data Recorders Found in Toyota Airbag Control Modules in High Severity Frontal Oblique Offset Crash Tests

Kineticorp, LLC.-William Bortles
University of Tulsa-Ryan Hostetler
Published 2019-04-02 by SAE International in United States
This paper presents an in-depth analysis of the performance of Event Data Recorders (EDRs) found in the Airbag Control Modules (ACMs), as tested in support of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Frontal Oblique Offset Program. Previous studies have examined EDR performance in high severity full-frontal barrier crash tests and moving deformable barrier side impact tests. This paper presents data from a high severity oblique frontal impact test in which the vehicle was struck by a moving deformable barrier. This paper examines the results of EDR data downloaded from two 2015 model year Toyota Highlanders, and the results of EDR reported change in velocity (delta-v), to vehicle mounted accelerometers and reference instrumentation. This paper will analyze EDR performance in reporting: Seatbelt buckle status,Occupant Size Classification, Front Passenger,Airbag and seatbelt pretensioner deployment time(s),Longitudinal delta-v, andLateral acceleration/crash pulse.
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Study of Optimization Strategy for Vehicle Restraint System Design

ESTECO North America-Zhendan Xue
Ford Motor Co., Ltd.-Guosong Li, Ching-Hung Chuang, Kevin Pline
Published 2019-04-02 by SAE International in United States
Vehicle restraint systems are optimized to maximize occupant safety and achieve high safety ratings. The optimization formulation often involves the inclusion or exclusion of restraint features as discrete design variables, as well as continuous restraint design variables such as airbag firing time, airbag vent size, inflator power level, etc. The optimization problem is constrained by injury criteria such as Head Injury Criterion (HIC), chest deflection, chest acceleration, neck tension/compression, etc., which ensures the vehicle meets or exceeds all Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) requirements. Typically, Genetic Algorithms (GA) optimizations are applied because of their capability to handle discrete and continuous variables simultaneously and their ability to jump out of regions with multiple local optima, particularly for this type of highly non-linear problems. However, the computational time for the GA based optimization is often lengthy because of the relatively slow convergence comparing to derivative based algorithms. This study compares GA and multi-strategy optimization algorithms on driver’s side full frontal 90-degree rigid barrier impact MADYMO simulations at different impact speeds with belted and unbelted occupants. The…
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