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Analysis of a Causal Model of Crash Test Pulses

Gockowiak, K., Anderson, R., Hutchinson, P.

Safer Vehicles: Vehicle technology and crash assessments

ARSC conference 2017

This study first examines the theoretical basis for a differential equation model of vehicle crash response. It then describes the crash test data used to assess the validity of the differential equation, the criteria for selection of this crash test data, and the simple results that were obtained when the differential equation model was applied to this test data. These results are interpreted in terms of the theory, and the implications and limitations of this interpretation are discussed. Conclusions are drawn on the basis of this discussion, and possible future work related to the study is suggested.