MODELS OF VEHICULAR COLLISION: DEVELOPMENT AND SIMULATION WITH EMPHASIS ON SAFETY. II: ON THE MODELING OF COLLISION BETWEEN VEHICLES IN A PLATOON SYSTEM
O. M. O'REILLY, P. PAPADOPOULOS, G.-J. LO and P. C. VARADI
California PATH Research Report UCB-ITS-PRR 97-34, 1997
In this report, an algorithm for the detection of collision between two vehicles is presented. The mechanical models used for the vehicles are based on the theory of a Cosserat point. Here, we find it convenient to establish the corresponding models using the theory of a pseudo-rigid body. This theory facilitates the development of our collision-detection algorithm. The report concludes with four examples of vehicular impact scenarios in order to illustrate the applicability of the proposed algorithm.