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Jesse Wobrock
09-21-2004, 04:46 AM
Dear Colleagues,

The only way to get a copy of this particular paper is if you have a copy of
the conference proceedings, which are not readily available after the fact.
I unfortunately do not have a copy of the proceedings. Therefore, I am
hoping that one of you may be able to help me obtain a copy of the paper.
Your help is very much appreciated.

Title: Computer simulation of motorcycle airbag systems

Publication Date: 11-01-1991


Nowadays more and more effort is being spent on the research and development
of motorcycle safety improvements. Among these improvements are motorcycle
airbag systems. Although a few airbag-equipped motorcycles have been built,
the technology is still in a research stage. Along with full scale testing,
computer simulations can be a successful tool for studying and optimizing
these systems. This paper gives a state of the art impression on research
and development activities in the field of motorcycle airbag systems.
Further the combined multibody-finite element approach offered by the Crash
Victim Simulation program MADYMO is applied for modelling the motorcycle-
airbag-rider interaction. Both a model of the motorcycle sled mock-up and a
complete model of an airbag-equipped motorcycle were developed. The first
model is the mathematical counterpart of an actual sled test, representing a
90║frontal impact between a motorcycle and a passenger car side structure,
involving a pre-inflated airbag. Based on the correlation found between
sled test and simulation results, it is expected that the
full-airbag-equipped motorcycle model can be used for performance evaluation
of different motorcycle airbag restraint systems under different impact


Name Affiliation

J. J. Nieboer TNO Crash-Safety Research Centre

A. P. Goudswaard TNO Crash-Safety Research Centre

J. Wismans TNO Crash-Safety Research Centre

E. G. Janssen TNO Crash-Safety Research Centre

A. C. M. Versmissen TNO Crash-Safety Research Centre

Other Info:

Publisher: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Washington, D.C.,

Publishers Segment: NHTSA

Country of Publication: United States

Document Source: N/A

Document Category: N/A

Meeting Name: 13th International Technical Conference on Experimental Safety

Meeting Location: Paris, France

Meeting Start Date: 11-04-1991

Meeting End Date: 11-07-1991


Jesse L. Wobrock


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