Speeding up the Pedestrian Protection CAE Process

Pedestrian protection is increasingly important to the design and development of the front end of vehicles. The various protocols, impactors and methods relating to pedestrian protection mean that the CAE process can be complex and time consuming. Arup has developed various tools to aid in this process which are used internally within Arup when working on automotive consultancy projects as well as being available externally in the Oasys LS-DYNA® environment software. These tools are available for both head and leg impact analyses. This paper describes the tools and also how they have been used on real world projects.