The new EU Horizon 2020 research project “OSCCAR – Future Occupant Safety for Crashes in Cars” – develops a novel approach to improve the safety for all occupants involved in future vehicle accidents. The OSCCAR project assembles 21 partners including the TUC partners Autoliv, BASt, Daimler, ESI, LMU, TME, Volkswagen and ZF TRW. The project will run for 3 years, from June 2018 until May 2021.
Within the EC funded project SENIORS a new simplified and generic test rig was developed both as physical prototype and as FE model for testing and simulation, respectively. The aim was to create a more representative set-up of contemporary vehicles, ensuring good test repeatability and enabling the comparison of test results. Requirements for the generic test rig were derived from previous projects, such as THORAX. It is based on the Gold Standard fixture (Shaw et al. 2009) as it is simple and easy to use in virtual testing. For further information, please refer to this link. In cooperation with THUMS User Community, the FE model of the test rig will be prepared to be released as load case in the TUC Validation Repository.
The second project phase of TUC has started and will run until end of October 2020. Major objectives of this phase is to prepare and establish methods and procedures enabling an agreed and harmonised application of valid virtual HBMs in occupant and pedestrian/cyclist active and passive safety analysis.
The project’s organisation was updated for the second phase involving now different kinds of partners, i.e. Core Partners, a Technical Advisor, the Coordinator, Associated Partners, Development Partners and Attendees. For further information, please refer to About TUC.
The TUC logo and website was updated for the second phase of the TUC project.
In cooperation with the Association of German Engineers (VDI) the THUMS USER COMMUNITY organises the International Conference on Human Body Modelling in Automotive Safety. The conference will take place in Berlin on November 28 and 29, 2017. Prof. Dr. Steffen Peldschus from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and Dr. Henry Bensler from Volkswagen AG will take the lead. Further information on the conference’s focus, contents and programme can be found here.
After running three and a half years, the first phase of the TUC project ended in May 2016. Preparations for the follow-up project (TUC2) have been meanwhile completed and the project is about to start. Further details will follow soon.
TUC project presented at the 13th International Symposium on Sophisticated Car Safety Systems
The TUC Reference Points were introduced to the audience of the 13th International Symposium on Sophisticated Car Safety Systems (Airbag 2016) in Mannheim by the Project Coordinator Therese Fuchs in a presentation with the title:
Current status of TUC project presented at the International Symposium on Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering
The current status of the work conducted within the THUMS User Community was presented at the 6th International Symposium on Human Modeling and Simulation in Automotive Engineering in Heidelberg by the Scientific Coordinator Steffen Peldschus in a presentation with the title:
The TUC Validation Repository was introduced to the HBM community during the presentation.