Computational model of the pregnant occupant: predicting the risk of injury in automobile crashes.

@article{Moorcroft2003ComputationalMO,
  title={Computational model of the pregnant occupant: predicting the risk of injury in automobile crashes.},
  author={David M. Moorcroft and Joel D. Stitzel and Greg G Duma and Stefan M. Duma},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={189 2},
  pages={540-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to create a computational model of the pregnant occupant of a motor vehicle to predict fetal outcome in crashes. STUDY DESIGN A finite element uterine model of a 7-month pregnant woman was created and integrated into a multibody human model. Unrestrained, three-point belt, and three-point belt plus airbag tests were simulated at speeds that ranged from 13 to 55 km per hour. RESULTS Peak uterine strain, as determined by the model, correlated well with the… CONTINUE READING