Ford uses PAM-CRASH for human modeling to advance automotive safety research

Virtual Performance
Ground Transportation
PAM-CRASH is a tailored simulation tool for advancing researches in biomechanics in replacement of impact tests with human body models.
Dr. Jesse Ruan, Technical Specialist, Biomechanics and Human Body Modeling at Ford Motor Company

Challenge

Understand occupant impact injury mechanisms during vehicle crashes Apply research & development findings at an industrial level Participate in NHTSA* and US government industry meeting to improve safety regulation Pursue research to better define occupant injury criteria * National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the USA

Benefits

Successfully develop a realistic human body model using Finite Element Method Provide primary research tool for occupant impact simulation