Structural attributes of the striking vehicle that control aggressivity toward the struck-vehicle in frontal collisions

Jeremy J. Blum, Paul Scullion, Richard M. Morgan, Kennerly Digges, Cing Dao Kan

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Abstract

the bullet vehicle on injury outcome in the target vehicle. The variables that were considered and studied in the bullet vehicle included Average Height of Force (AHOF), crush-zone stiffness, vehicle type, and vehicle weight. As with previous research, a data-mining analysis of 107,000 collisions finds that an increase in the striking vehicle weight has the largest correlation with higher serious/fatal injuries. Unlike previous research which focused on crush-zone stiffness, this research finds that the second most important explanatory variable is AHOF, with a higher AHOF associated with higher injury risk.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury - 2009 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury, Proceedings
Pages189-199
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event2009 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury - York, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 9 2009Sep 11 2009

Publication series

NameInternational Research Council on the Biomechanics of Injury - 2009 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury, Proceedings

Other

Other2009 International IRCOBI Conference on the Biomechanics of Injury
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityYork
Period9/9/099/11/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry

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