About THOMO : Objectives
THOMO is a R & D project for the:
- Improvement of knowledge regarding the thorax injury mechanisms in automotive context
- Exploitation through the development of thorax human body models (with personalization):
- More accurate rib geometrical properties.
- Rib fracture mechanisms.
- Validation/rib strain fields in various different loadings
- Improvement of normalization methods.
- Improvement of the knowledge regarding the role of soft tissues in the overall stiffness.
- Improvement of dummies for real safety (biofidelity, criteria)
Consortium versus achievement of the objectives of the project
The consortium comprises 4 partners established in 3 countries (France, Poland, and Czech Republic):
- Centre Européen d’Etudes de Sécurité et d’Analyse des Risques, a French research group in Accidentology, Biomechanics and Behaviour,
- Université de Valenciennes et du Hainaut Cambresis, a French Universitythrough its laboratory LAMIH working in biomechanics and crashworthiness modelling and tests,
- University of West Bohemia, a Czech University through its New Technologies – Research Centre specialized in applied mechanics,
- Warsaw University of Technology, a Polish Technology University through its Virtual Safety Engineering and Biomechanics Lab specialized in applied mechanics.