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Solid Mechanics and Its Applications

Pedestrian and Cyclist Impact

A Biomechanical Perspective

Authors: Simms, Ciaran, Wood, Denis

  • First book on the mechanics of pedestrian and cyclist impact

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About this book

The protection of pedestrians is the most important global road safety priority. This is the first book to provide a detailed treatment of the physical processes which occur when pedestrians and cyclists are struck by motorised vehicles.

The principal focus is to show how pedestrian and cyclist pre-impact movements and vehicle design influence subsequent injury outcome. This involves recourse to several academic disciplines: epidemiology, mechanics, and anatomy/physiology. Therefore this book presents pedestrian and cyclist impact from a  biomechanical perspective. It features a detailed treatment of the physics of pedestrian and cyclist impact, as well as a review of the accident databases and the relevant injury criteria used in the assessment of pedestrian and cyclist injuries. New data detailing the kinematics of the impact processes are presented, and the relationship between vehicle impact speed and projection distance and the relative importance of ground related injuries compared to vehicle related injuries is assessed in detail. The final focus is on the complex relationship between vehicle design and pedestrian and cyclist injury outcome in the event of a collision.

This book is a “one stop” source for understanding the mechanics of pedestrian and cyclist impact and is therefore of significant value to both new and established researchers.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-90-481-2743-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-2742-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-3681-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pedestrian and Cyclist Impact
Book Subtitle
A Biomechanical Perspective
Authors
Series Title
Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Series Volume
166
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2743-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2743-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2742-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3681-8
Series ISSN
0925-0042
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 230
Topics