Daniele Barbani

Daniele Barbani
University of Florence | UNIFI · Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale

PhD

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBIs) is the most frequent cause of serious and fatal road crashes. European Community has adopted an automatic emergency call system (eCall) and made it mandatory for new cars since 2018. eCall was adapted also to motorcycles, which are worldwide linked to significant mortality and trauma rates in crashes. In this context,...
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The activity here presented describes the retrofit performed on a small-size electric urban bus, which has been transformed in a laboratory vehicle for flash charge functionality using energy transfer between supercapacitors. The existing motor and driveline has been maintained, while the energy storage, originally based on lead batteries, has been...
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The number of vehicles on the roads is constantly increasing. Considering the circulating park in Italy, recent data show that Powered Two-Wheelers (PTWs) have increased by about 20% just in ten years (2006-2016). PTW crashes are not decreasing at the desired pace and thus rider safety is still a concern. Previous studies showed that lower limbs ar...
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PTWs usually are cheaper than cars, they have lower energy consumption and fewer polluting emissions than larger vehicles. So, over the last decade there has been a significant increase of PTW circulating park. When riders are involved in an accident, legs are the most frequently injured part of the body. The aim of this paper is to assess the perf...
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Objective: The ISO13232 standard provides guidelines and methodologies for research on the effectiveness of protective devices fitted to motorcycles. The accident database used to develop the standard was composed of 2 data sets from Hannover and Los Angeles, dating from 1996. This study aims to apply the methodology outlined in the standard to a m...
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Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) offer a viable solution to reduce traffic congestion and promote personal mobility. However, vehicle characteristics and conspicuity issues lead to an overrepresentation of PTWs in accident statistics. This work presents an innovative approach for concept design of new passive safety devices and their development. The la...
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The diffusion of small size electric vehicles mainly designed for the urban context can significantly reduce the impact of personal mobility not only due to reduced energy consumption but also optimizing the use of parking and driving space in comparison with conventional vehicles. The solutions proposed on the market and at research level include...
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In the study of new solutions for motorcycle passive safety, FE models of full-scale crash tests play a strategic role. The most important issue in the development process of FE models is their reliability to reproduce real crash tests. To help the engineering in the validation phase, a sensitivity analysis of a FE model for motorcycle-car crash te...
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In the development process of new solutions for rider protection, finite element (FE) simulations of motorcycle to car crashes represent a way to reduce costs and time. This paper focuses on the development and validation of an FE virtual environment for complete crash test scenarios and its use to evaluate the head and neck injuries. Models are va...
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In finite-element (FE) simulations of motorcycle crashes, the tyre behaviour is of utmost importance since the front tyre is often the first component involved in the impact. For this reason, a typical approach used in car crashes analysis is not appropriated. In this paper, the state-of-the-art tyre FE models for crash/impact analysis will be pres...

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