Published: 30 June 2012

Impact of anti-intrusion beam effectiveness on reducing fatalities and injuries of vehicle occupants

E. Cerniauskas1
A. Keršys2
V. Lukoševicius3
R. Skvireckas4
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Abstract

Side impact of vehicles is the second leading cause of fatalities and serious injuries in the traffic accidents after frontal collisions. The paper deals with the evaluation of effectiveness of anti-intrusion beam in vehicle side door. The presented analysis aims to determine the influence of the considered passive safety device on reduction of occupant fatalities and injuries. Results of dynamic numerical investigation are presented. The analysis of estimated deflection indicates the potential for reduction of the depth and velocity of door intrusion.

About this article

Received
07 April 2012
Accepted
14 May 2012
Published
30 June 2012
Keywords
traffic accidents
passive safety
side impact
anti-intrusion beam