Project Title: Integrated SAfety Benefit Estimation tooL for 2-wheeLErs
Duration: 72 months (01/01/2012-31/08/2017)
Description: ISABELLE is a project with aim the development of tools for the creation of a database for two wheelers accidents. The accidents will be stored in the database in the form of numerical simulations. When this database is filled with data it can be used for the evaluation of new protective equipment and safety strategies by virtually testing them with the numerical simulations of real accidents. This project is partially funded through a Career Integration Grant of the Marie Curie Actions of the 7th Framework Program.
Objectives: Two experiments will be performed with a specific motorcycle as the TW of study; however, their protocol will be refined and will be ready to be applied to other motorcycle types and two wheelers for the creation of their respective numerical rider models. The first experiment "Real world experiment" concerns the study of the kinematics of the rider while driving a motorcycle under normal and accident-avoidance conditions. A new motion capture device is in development and will be used for the capture of the rider's kinematics relative to the motorcycle. The second experiment "Simulator experiment" concerns the study of the kinematics and driving behaviour of the rider in traffic, in normal, near accident and in pre-crash conditions while riding a motorcycle simulator. At a first stage the motorcycle- rider kinematics from the "Real world experiment" will be used to tune the simulator's motion in order to make it more realistic. After this action the simulator experiments will be performed with the volunteers. The analysis of the outcomes of these two experiments will be used for the creation of active kinematic riders' models. These models will be valuable for the biofidelic simulation of accidents with multi-body and FE simulation software.
HIT key role and responsibilities: HIT is the Coordinator.