Abstract

A collision testing device used to simulate rear-end impacts on human volunteers was developed and validated. The testing device was designed using impact parameters obtained from real crash-test-derived vehicle-to-vehicle rear-end collisions. Experimental results show the proposed testing device achieves repeatable impact parameters well within the reported ranges of real vehicle-to-vehicle rear-end impact simulations reported in the literature. In particular, the device was able to produce a 7.66 (0.30) km/h delta-v collision with a duration of 111.6 (6.2) ms, and a 4.75 (0.29) g peak acceleration.

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