Human Computational Model
Human computational models are used to investigate failures that may occur to human body under impact loads. Standard posture models that are available commercially can predict the loading in these postures. Any deviation from the standard posture is termed out-of-position (OOP) posture and is of significance in injury prediction. Some of the OOP conditions of interest are leaning or bending forward, could involve a non standard inclination of the seat back or the head positioned next to pillar and so on. Injury levels of the human body may change significantly with change in posture of the occupant. Hence it is important to evaluate the injuries to the occupant in different postures. However commercially available FE-HBMs are in a few standard postures. Repositioned models are needed to be obtained for OOP simulations. Thus, with an increasing demand for repositioned models a need to develop a repositioning tool for existing FE-HBM exist. The impact modeling group in the mechanical Engineering Department focuses on development of these models in different postures.
Prof. Anoop Chawla
Department of Mechanical Engineering