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ViVA II Virtual Vehicle Safety Assessment Step 2: Open Source Human Body Models and Crash Testing

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Coordinator Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut - VTI Göteborg
Funding from Vinnova SEK 3 100 000
Project duration January 2017 - December 2019
Status Completed
Venture 2015-06858-en

Purpose and goal

The objective of ViVA II was to complete the development of the world’s first open access virtual modell, ViVA F50, designed for simulation of vehicle accidents. This objective was completed. An additional objective was to use ViVA F50 v2 for development of a new unique crash-test dummy representing an average female for evaluation of whiplash protection produced from knowledge gained from simulations. This objective was completed. Both these results are now being administered and developed further in the EU-funded project VIRTUAL.

Expected results and effects

ViVA F50 v1, which corresponds to an average female, has been improved through the addition of active muscles, https://www.chalmers.se/en/projects/pages/openhbm.aspx. A CAD (Computer Aided Design) model, which can be used for manufacturing of a physical female-based dummy, has been designed, http://crashscene.se/f50flogard/. Both the ViVA F50v2 and CAD model constitute the starting point for the models being developed in VIRTUAL. ViVA II has contributed to an increased interest in open source code where Chalmers has the opportunity to have a leading role in the future.

Planned approach and implementation

In addition to following the plan determined in the application, regular meetings to monitor project progress were held with partners and associated partners. The international group linked to ViVA II has provided valuable support throughout the project. The international collaboration has resulted in joint publications and presentations.

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Last updated 17 March 2020

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