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LSTC Dummy Models Overview

An­thro­po­mor­phic Test De­vices (ATDs), as known as "crash test dum­mies", are life-size man­nequins equipped with sen­sors that mea­sure forces, mo­ments, dis­place­ments, and ac­cel­er­a­tions. These mea­sure­ments can then be in­ter­pret­ed to pre­dict the ex­tent of in­juries that a hu­man would ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing an im­pact. Ide­al­ly, ATDs should be­have like re­al hu­man be­ings while be­ing durable enough to pro­duce con­sis­tent re­sults across mul­ti­ple im­pacts. There are a wide va­ri­ety of ATDs avail­able to rep­re­sent dif­fer­ent hu­man sizes and shapes.

The fol­low­ing mod­els have been com­plet­ed (in at least an al­pha ver­sion) and are avail­able for down­load:

All cur­rent mod­els can be ob­tained through our web­page in the LSTC Mod­els down­load sec­tion or through your LS-DY­NA dis­trib­u­tor.

To sub­mit ques­tions, sug­ges­tions, or feed­back about LSTC's mod­els, please send an e-mail to: Al­so, please con­tact us if you would like to help im­prove these mod­els by shar­ing test da­ta.