New Virtual Male Model from SIMULA (A Smart Dummy)

In our seemingly now-regular coverage of crash test dummies, we’ve learned of the release of a new digital dummy (and we mean this is a technical, not derogatory, sense), the Abaqus WorldSID 50th percentile male dummy.

In our seemingly now-regular coverage of crash test dummies, we’ve learned of the release of a new digital dummy (and we mean this is a technical, not derogatory, sense), the Abaqus WorldSID 50th percentile male dummy.

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Abaqus WorldSID 50 undergoing a thorax certification pendulum test

The dummy was developed by SIMULIA in collaboration with the Partnership for Dummy Technology and Biomechanics (PDB), an organization established by Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, and Volkswagen.

The new dummy is based on the WorldSID 50th dummy hardware—a physical version. Because the one from SIMULA has exceedingly close correlation, validated by nearly 300 calibration tests, it can be used in virtual testing repeatedly, as there is no wear-and-tear on that male model.