Vehicle Crash Modeling and Analysis provides a unified framework and timely collection of up-to-date results on front crash, side crash and car to car crashes. The book is ideal as a reference, with an approach that's simple, clear, and easy to comprehend. As the mathematical and software-based modelling and analysis of vehicle crash scenarios have not been systematically investigated, this is an ideal source for further study. Numerous academic and industry studies have analyzed vehicle safety during physical crash scenarios, thus material responses during crashes serve as one of the most important performance indices for mechanical design problems.
In addition to mathematical methodologies, this book provides thorough coverage of computer simulations, software-based modeling, and an analysis of methods capable of providing more flexibility.
- Unifies existing and emerging concepts concerning vehicle crash dynamics
- Provides a series of latest results in mathematical-based modeling from front and oblique perspectives
- Contains almost everything needed to capture the essence of model development and analysis for vehicle crash
- Includes both numerical and simulation results given in each chapter
- Presents a comprehensive, up-to-date reference that encourages further study
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.
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.