Vehicle Crash Modeling and Analysis - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128127506

Vehicle Crash Modeling and Analysis

1st Edition

Authors: Hamid Reza Karimi Dario Vangi
Paperback ISBN: 9780128127506
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st September 2018
Page Count: 200
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The mathematical and software-based modelling and analysis of vehicle crash scenarios have not been systematically investigated yet.

Numerous academic and industry studies have analysed vehicle safety during physical crash scenarios. Material responses during the crash serve as one of the most important performance indices for mechanical design problems. As a result, a large number of signal processing methodologies have been developed to seek convenient ways of computing the constrained design problems, among which the time, frequency, and time-frequency algorithms are three main categories to analyse crash responses. In addition to these mathematical methodologies, this book provides thorough coverage of computer simulations and software-based modeling and analysis methods capable of providing more flexibility in explicitly dealing with the trade-offs and constraints of the pre-specified crash requirements.

Vehicle Crash Modeling and Analysis is to shorten such a gap by providing a unified framework and a timely collection of up-to-date results in the area concerned. The analysis tools taken into consideration will be investigated for three different crash scenarios such as front crash, side crash and car to car crashes.

The book is ideal to be used as a reference. It is written in a way that the presentation is simple, clear, and easy to read and understand.

Key Features

  • Unifies existing and emerging concepts concerning vehicle crash dynamics
  • Provides a series of latest results in mathematical-based modelling from the front and oblique perspectives
  • Contains almost everything needed to capture the essence of model development and analysis for vehicle crash
  • Numerical and simulation results are given in each chapter in order to reflect the engineering practice, yet demonstrate the main focus of the developed modelling approaches
  • Comprehensive, up-t0-date references perform an indicative role for further study


mechanical engineers working on vehicle dynamics and control; Signal processing engineers working on filtering, detection, tracking over communication networks; Mathematicians and Physician working on complex networks

Table of Contents

  1. Impact impulsive model
    2. Structural behavior of the vehicle during impact
    3. Impact description - analytical models
    4. Impact description - numerical models
    5. Crash analysis


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About the Author

Hamid Reza Karimi

Dr. Karimi received the B.Sc. (First Hons.) degree in power systems from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 1998, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. (First Hons.) degrees in control systems engineering from the University of Tehran, Tehran, in 2001 and 2005, respectively. His research interests are in the areas of control systems/theory, mechatronics, networked control systems, intelligent control systems, signal processing, vibration control, ground vehicles, structural control, wind turbine control and cutting processes. He is an Editorial Board Member for some international journals and several Technical Committee. Prof. Karimi has been presented a number of national and international awards, including Alexander-von-Humboldt Research Fellowship Award (in Germany), JSPS Research Award (in Japan), DAAD Research Award (in Germany), August-Wilhelm-Scheer Award (in Germany) and been invited as visiting professor at a number of universities in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, China, Korea, Japan, India.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Applied Mechanics, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy

Dario Vangi

Professor Vangi deals with several aspects of machine design (vehicle dynamics, road safety and accident reconstruction, materials, reliability design, stress experimental analysis, non-destructive testing) producing both experimental and theoretical works. In the last fifteen years, he has been researching vehicle dynamics and safety, and road accident reconstruction methods. Specifically, his recent research focuses on methods for evaluation of energy loss during vehicle impact, fuzzy procedure to analyze car-pedestrian accidents and evaluate the whiplash risk, human factor in road accidents.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Florence, Italy

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