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Mr. van Poppel is a Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering, with 15 years of experience in automotive restraint systems development and design, and ten years of experience in accident reconstruction. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Texas. Mr. van Poppel has been involved in hundreds of tests, including component tests for restraint systems, sled tests with crash test dummies (ATD’s), and full-vehicle crash tests for final product performance verifications and validations. He specializes in the investigation of seatbelt systems, airbag systems, crash reconstruction, rollover events, occupant kinematics, and biodynamics. Other specialties include mechanical systems, hydraulics, laboratory testing, and the analysis of dynamic events in general, with FEA software tools such as LS-Dyna, Madymo and Fluent for CFD.
Two vehicles collided at an intersection, causing one vehicle to flip onto its side. The front passenger was not wearing a seatbelt and sustained serious spinal cord injuries. ESi used HVE software to create simulations of the crash sequence, and imported the vehicle motion output into MADYMO to model both “belted” and “unbelted” occupant responses inside the vehicle.
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