FlexPLI Legform
FlexPLI Legform

Flex-PLI FE

In 2000, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) and the Japan Automobile Research Institute (JARI) initiated development of the "Flexible Pedestrian Legform Impactor (Flex-PLI)".

The impactor represents a 50th percentile male leg which is struck from the right side. The Flex-PLI (Flexible Pedestrian Legform Impactor) simulates the flexible nature of the human bone. It is fired from a linear guide into the bumper of a static vehicle at 40 km/h for the assessment of pedestrian lower leg and knee injuries.

The model is validated for inverse certification using a newly developed honeycomb impactor. Friction tests were conducted for different material types and contact friction values were updated to improve model performance.

Humanetics offers highly detailed and validated Flex-PLI models in ANSYS LS-DYNA, PAM-CRASH, ABAQUS, and RADIOSS Finite Element codes.

Specifications
Model ANSYS LS-DYNA PAM CRASH RADIOSS ABAQUS
Flex-PLI Regulated FE 1.5 N/A 2.3 1.0
WHERE USED DEFINING REGULATION
Latin NCAP Latin NCAP Pedestrian Protection 2020 Assessment Protocol v1.1.1
US NCAP Proposed US NCAP

1. Annual License

The model is leased for a period of one year and renewable on its anniversary of purchase. Model support and upgrades are provided during this period.

2. Paid-up License

The model is purchased on a perpetual license basis. Model support and upgrades are provided at no additional cost for the first year of licensing. Thereafter, additional annual model maintenance, enhancement, and support services may be purchased for the second and subsequent years of licensing.

3. Licensing Procedure

Licenses are provided on a per-site basis and require the execution of a model license agreement between the customer and Humanetics. Usage of the model is limited to the site listed on the license agreement. For full terms and conditions please request a sample license agreement for your review.

4. Humanetics Finite Element Dummy Model Distributors

The Humanetics Finite Element dummy models are distributed worldwide through a network of distributors associated with the solver code and experts in the field of occupant safety simulation, who provide local customer support, training, and arrange licensing.

SOLVER REGION DISTRIBUTOR CONTACT PHONE EMAIL
ANSYS LS-DYNA North America, South America Humanetics Karen Provenzano +1 248 778 2131 <a href="mailto:kprovenzano@humaneticsatd.com">Email</a>
Mainland China and Taiwan Humanetics China Jie Han +86 21 60901300 <a href="mailto:jhan@humaneticsatd.com">Email</a>
India, Malaysia, Australia, Vietnam Humanetics India Pradeep Mohan +91 80 6814 6430 <a href="mailto:pmohan@humaneticsatd.com">Email</a>
UK Humanetics Europe Robert Kant +31 183 769005 <a href="mailto:rkant@humanetics.eu">Email</a>
France Dynamore France Nima Edjtemai +33 6 86 08 59 58 <a href="mailto:nima.edjtemai@dynamore.eu">Email</a>
Germany and Surrounding regions Dynamore Germany Ulrich Franz +49 5082 9140051 <a href="mailto:uli.franz@dynamore.de">Email</a>
Sweden Dynamore Sweden Marcus Redhe +46 70 55 131 42 <a href="mailto:marcus.redhe@dynamore.se">Email</a>
Japan Humanetics Japan Takahiko Sugiyama +81 70 3852 7004 <a href="mailto:tsugiyama@humaneticsatd.com">Email</a>
Japan JSOL Corporation Takashi Murakami +81 3 5859 6020 <a href="mailto:miyachi.takahiko@jsol.co.jp">Email</a>
Korea JAT CO., LTD. In-Sang Yoo +82 31 726-5033 <a href="mailto:isyoo@jatweb.co.kr">Email</a>
RADIOSS Global distributor Altair Engineering, Inc. Jean Michel Terrier +33 6 88 43 71 72 <a href="mailto:jmterrier@altair.com">Email</a>
ABAQUS Global distributor Humanetics Karen Provenzano +1 248 778 2131 <a href="mailto:kprovenzano@humaneticsatd.com">Email</a>
PAM-CRASH Global distributor ESI-Group. <a href="https://www.esi-group.com/">Refer to the ESI-Group Website</a>

Humanetics offers surfaced 3D CAD models for use in vehicle packaging studies using major common CAD systems. The models are available in IGES Format for import to CATIA, Pro/Engineer, IDEAS, Unigraphics, PDGS and other IGES compatible systems. The models are derived from the Humanetics family of finite element dummy models and 3-D dummy design geometry. CAD models are only offered as a paid-up license. Humanetics currently offers Detailed, Standard CAD model, and 5 CATIA v5 CAD models. Contact a Humanetics regional office for information on licensing CAD models.

Model Name

Detailed

Standard

Catia v5

THOR 50M

X

NA

NA

Hybrid III 5th

X

X

X

Hybrid III 50th

X

X

X

Hybrid III 95th

X

X

NA

WSID 50th

X

NA

NA

EuroSID-1

NA

X

NA

ES2

X

NA

X

ES2re

X

NA

NA

US-SID

NA

X

X

SID2s SBL "D"

X

X

X

Hybrid III 3YO

X

X

NA

Hybrid III 6YO

X

X

NA

Hybrid III 10YO

NA

X

NA

Q0

X

NA

NA

Q1

X

NA

NA

Q1.5

X

NA

NA

Q3

X

NA

NA

P3

X

NA

NA

Free Motion Headform

X

NA

NA

Ejection Mitigation Headform

X

NA

NA

Flex-PLI Regulated

X

NA

NA

Bodyblock-SAE J944A

X

NA

NA

In case the model you need is not listed, please contact Humanetics regional office for our development and release schedule.