Nabih E. Bedewi

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A detailed multi-purpose finite element model of a 1994 Chevrolet C-1500 pick-up truck was developed at the FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center. The model is the first of its kind developed specifically to address vehicle safety issues, including front and side performance, as well as road side hardware design. The former application typically(More)
A detailed multi-purpose finite element model of a 1994 Chevrolet C-1500 pick-up truck was developed at the FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center. The model is the first of its kind developed specifically to address vehicle safety issues, including front and side performance, as well as road side hardware design. In addition a reduced version of the(More)
Highway and roadside safety features are crash tested for compliance with certain safety criteria. US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) uses a surrogate reusable test vehicle, Bogie, to conduct crash tests of roadside safety features. Bogie is intended to replace an impacting vehicle in order to reduce the cost of the test. Bogie can be configured with(More)
The primary purpose of longitudinal safety barriers, such as cable barriers, is to contain and/or redirect errant vehicles that depart the roadway, hence keeping them from entering opposing travel lanes or encountering terrain features and roadside objects that may cause severe impacts. In this study, a detailed finite element model of a three-strand cable(More)
This paper describes a finite element computer simulation of a New Car Assessment Program (NCAP) full scale crash test. The full scale test selected for this study is a 30mph frontal impact of a 1993 Ford Taurus vehicle into a rigid flat wall. Finite element models of a Ford Taurus vehicle, a Hybrid III dummy, and a driver side airbag were combined to(More)
A finite element model of a Chevrolet C2500 pickup truck vehicle was developed at the FHWA/NHTSA National Crash Analysis Center (NCAC). This model has seen widespread use by transportation safety researchers to analyze vehicle safety issues as well as to evaluate and improve the performance of roadside hardware. Over the years after the initial release of(More)
Secure mailboxes, with locking systems, are becoming more commonly used in recent years. These mailboxes are typically heavier and larger in size than standard mailboxes. These new mailboxes have not been tested and their safety performance when impacted with a vehicle has not been evaluated. In this study, Finite Element (FE) computer simulations coupled(More)
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