Numerical Analysis of Light Commercial Vehicle Headlamp for Pedestrian Safety

Yazıcı M., Güçlü H., Karen İ., Kandirmiş İ. K., Yagoub S., Malkoç S.

(ICNES 2015) INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON NATURALAND ENGINEERING SCIENCES, Sarajevo, Bosnia And Herzegovina, 9 - 13 September 2015, pp.39

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Summary Text
  • City: Sarajevo
  • Country: Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Page Numbers: pp.39
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


New regulations about pedestrian safety entail the automobile producers to improve headlamp designs to reduce

pedestrian injury during the car headlamp-pedestrian crash. In this study a light commercial vehicle headlamp was

simulated under pedestrian impact. This work aims to predict the behaviors of headlamp during the pedestrian

crashes. Initially, Finite Element Analysis of sample headlamp model and regular pedestrian impactors was

prepared. Then, static, modal and Dynamic/Explicit analyses crash simulation was executed. The results shows

that, in this case study used model of headlamp needs to improve for pedestrian safety.