Assessment of a Car Hood of Aluminum Foams
- 10.2991/eame-18.2018.29How to use a DOI?
- pedestrian; car hood; style; aluminum foam; headform impactors
In vehicle-pedestrian impacts, the severity of pedestrian injuries are affected by car hood. The structure and material of the hood is believed that strongly effect on pedestrian head injury. Therefore, the improvement design of hood structures has a great help for reducing pedestrian head injuries. In order to reduce injuries of pedestrians in case of accident, the aluminum foam as a hood material is proposed in this study. This study constructs the finite element model of headform impactors and pedestrian friendliness of a vehicle hood using LS-DYNA software based on the EEVC WG17 regulation. Aluminum foam is applied on the hood structure for minimizing pedestrian head injury. To confirm the feasibility of aluminum foam as a hood material, the resultant acceleration of head center of gravity and HIC value are measured, and the results of new hood material are compared with the original material.
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TY - CONF AU - Tso-Liang Teng AU - Cho-Chung Liang AU - Ching-Yu Hsu AU - Chien-Jong Shih AU - Wen-Yen Hsu PY - 2018/06 DA - 2018/06 TI - Assessment of a Car Hood of Aluminum Foams BT - Proceedings of the 2018 3rd International Conference on Electrical, Automation and Mechanical Engineering (EAME 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 142 EP - 144 SN - 2352-5401 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/eame-18.2018.29 DO - 10.2991/eame-18.2018.29 ID - Teng2018/06 ER -