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03-17-2003, 03:35 AM
Dear Colleagues,

Here are the responses I recieved for the question I posted some days ago.

Thanks for all the contributions!



Original Message

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to investigate the effect of seat belt anchorage positions in a car
crash test. To do this I am looking for human body/dummy models built to run with
Visual Nastran 4D or Adams.
Anybody knows where I can find a model like this?

Yours sincerely,

Luciano Menegaldo, Ph.D.
São Paulo State Institute for Technological Resarch (IPT)
Control Systems Group
São Paulo, Brazil
e-mail: lmeneg@ipt.br


Hi Luciano,

I need the model for lifting, and I already asked the same question a month ago.
Please let me know when you get the model. I need to run it in Visual Nastran.


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Mohammad Abdoli Eramaki, MSc
PhD student,
Biomechanics & Ergonomics lab,
Physical & Health Education,
Queen's University,
Kingston, Canada K7L 3N6

LAB: (613) 533-2658
FAX: (613) 533-2009
E-mail: 0ema@qlink.queensu.ca
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I used to work for Ford on crash test simulations and one of the things we
looked at was seat belt anchoring position. We used MADYMO
(www.madymo.com), a rigid body modeler that is similar to ADAMs. I know
that MADYMO had an extensive and heavily validated library of models of all
of the Hybrid III crash test dummies used in car crash tests in the United
States. If any human or dummy models exist in Nastran or ADAMs, I don't
know where to find them, but if you can switch to MADYMO you should be able
to get any dummy model from the company.

Brian Schulz
Biomedical Engineering Doctoral Student
University of Michigan

Caro Luciano,

Espero que tudo esteja bem.

Seguem duas referências:
Occupant Protection and Crashworthiness Technology Collection on CD-ROM:

- NexGen Ergonomics

Caso você tenha dificuldade em encontrar boas referências, eu posso tentar contactar
um amigo que trabalha na engenharia de manufatura da VW. Talvez ele consiga algum
material de pesquisa.

Wagner de Godoy

Letme know of models you will find for Visual Nastran

George Bertos

Hello Dr. Menegaldo,

I must chime in on this one.

If you are looking for a software product to create human models (crash dummies)
which run in ADAMS please consider LifeMOD from the Biomechanics Research Group,
Inc. (See www.lifemodeler.com)

My company has over 16 years experience in creating human models using ADAMS for
various commercial enterprises and research institutions and LifeMOD represents a
culmination of all the tools and methods developed over the years. Today, LifeMOD
has a very large user base and has been used quite successfully to create human
models for the study of injury in scenarios regarding automobiles, motorcycle,
bicycles, wheelchairs, stilts, amusement rides, and animals.

I will admit up front, that LifeMOD is no Madymo. However, in addition to crash
studies, LifeMOD can be used to develop scalable musculoskeletal models for the
evaluation of gait, rehabilitation protocols, new joint replacement devices, spinal
fixation strategies, surgical intervention strategies, motorcycle control, sports
performance and equipment design, etc. It has proven to be quite a useful tool in
the university setting to provide students with an exposure to many areas of
biomechanics simulation.

Please see www.lifemodeler.com for technical background, case studies and software


Shawn McGuan

2730 Camino Capistrano, Suite 7
San Clemente, CA 92672
Tel/Fax:(949) 366-6829 Cell: (949) 378-3232
smcguan@lifemodeler.com www.lifemodeler.com

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