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dc.contributor.advisorHorstemeyer, Mark F.
dc.contributor.advisorSolanki, Kiran N.
dc.contributor.authorPotula, Suryatej Reddy
dc.date2012
dc.date.accessioned2020-08-27T15:50:52Z
dc.date.available2020-08-27T15:50:52Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11668/19329
dc.description.abstractThe objective of this research is to simulate crashworthiness for Out-of-Position (OOP) occupants incorporating a 50th percentile Hybrid III dummy and a side curtain airbag in a 1996 Dodge Neon under side impact scenarios. Two different methods of airbag techniques namely, the uniform pressure (UP) and the smooth particle hydrodynamics (SPH) were compared. This study revealed that there is minimal difference between UP and SPH methods when the dummy’s head impacts the airbag after it has fully inflated. However, when the dummy’s head impacts the airbag during the inflation process, the modeling of the airbag gas dynamics becomes critical in predicting the dummy response. The SPH method, which models the gas dynamics in the airbag, causes the airbag to unroll more uniformly. Depending on the timing of the dummy’s head impact with the airbag these differences in inflation can produce significant differences in dummy head accelerations.
dc.publisherMississippi State University
dc.subject.lccAir bag restraint systems--Evaluation.
dc.subject.lccSide-impact collisions--Safety measures--Equipment and supplies--Evaluation.
dc.subject.lccAutomobiles--Crashworthiness--Evaluation.
dc.subject.lccFinite element method.
dc.subject.otherfinite element analysis
dc.subject.otherout-of-position
dc.subject.otherCrashworthiness
dc.subject.otherOccupant safety
dc.titleSafety Counter Measures: A Comprehensive Crashworthiness Study of Out-Of-Position (OOP) Airbag Deployment and Passenger Impact
dc.typeThesis
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Mechanical Engineering
dc.publisher.collegeBagley College of Engineering
dc.date.authorbirth1987
dc.subject.degreeMaster of Science
dc.subject.majorMechanical Engineering
dc.contributor.committeeTschopp, Mark A.


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