Institut für Rechtsmedizin



Computational Injury Mechanics

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Dipl.-Ing. Felicitas Lanzl

Mechanical Engineering TU München
Computational Methods

Dipl.-Ing. Raúl Aranda

Mechanical Engineering University of Zaragoza
Personal Protective Equipment

Dr. rer. biol. hum. Therese Fuchs, M.Sc.

Biomedical Engineering Univ. of Surrey
Automotive Applications

Contact projects:

Prof. Dr. rer. biol. hum. Dipl.-Ing. Steffen Peldschus

Contact recruitment/students:

Eva Nuspl, M.Sc.


Thesis in Computational Injury Mechanics

Virtual representations of the human body based on the Finite-Element Method (FEM) have considerably gained in importance as complementary tools to conventional dummy models in passive safety divisions of automotive companies. Not only today’s highly advanced safety systems, like new belt configurations or adaptive airbag systems, are further optimized using so-called Finite-Element Human Body Models (FE HBM). The models are also expected to become the method of choice when designing new interior concepts expected in highly automated vehicles (HAV), such as reclined seating positions, or when analysis future crash scenarios. A detailed analysis and prediction of injury mechanics prior and during a crash for a broad variety of impact scenarios is possible with such models, far beyond the capabilities of a conventional crash test dummy.

THUMS_V5_ACTIVE                         THORAX_CONTOUR

© Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Central R&D Labs        © LMU

            DUMMY_RS           HBM_RS

                                                         Segura, Fürst, Langner, Peldschus, ESAR 2012


Master Theses or other student’s work within the Group Computational Injury Mechanics of the Biomechanics and Accident Analysis (LMU) unit addressing the application of FE HBMs in automotive applications are regularly offered to students who already gained experiences with FEM (explicit) and who ideally already know or are highly motivated to learn about (injury) biomechanics.

For further information, please contact Eva Nuspl