Pedestrian safety systems have drastically improved in recent years, with 36% fewer pedestrian fatalities in the EU between 2007 and 2016. Many believe it is the improved quality of Euro NCAP's guidelines that are crucial for these improved figures.
Assistant Professor Corina Klug of TU Graz has been instrumental in creating the Euro NCAP TB024 Technical Bulletin and has dedicated her work to improve Pedestrian Safety Systems. In this webinar, she talks about this bulletin and shares her thoughts on Pedestrian Safety systems.
Cindy Charlot, technical lead of the Safety and Comfort Modeling team of Simcenter, provides insights into how testing with the pedestrian model family fits into the Euro NCAP validation process. Additionally, she shows how to use the Simcenter Madymo TB024 package to comply with the certification requirements.
It is necessary to deliver virtual testing results if an Active bonnet / Hood design is to pass a Euro NCAP assessment. Executing these virtual tests requires pedestrian impact tests using pedestrian human models.
The introduction of Technical Bulletin TB024 ensures that both the safety system developer and Euro NCAP check the cars’ safety performance using the same pedestrian model parameters. This bulletin outlines the human models’ required setup to complete the pedestrian impact test with an active bonnet. If these guidelines are not met during the assessment, pedestrian impact tests will still be conducted. However, the active bonnet system will be turned off, significantly weakening the pedestrian safety proposition.
To optimize the pedestrian impact tests and help safety simulation engineers in the assessment process, Siemens has introduced the Simcenter Madymo TB024 pedestrian model family. This human model family additionally provides the engineer with all the required output necessary to complete the Euro NCAP active bonnet assessment.