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Professor Serpil Acar

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Professor of Design for Injury Prevention

  • DSC021 Design Research
  • LLP501 Dissertation (MSc)
  • DSP118 HCI (Systems Approach and Learnability)
  • Research Theme: Leader of Engineering Design Research Theme
  • Research group: Behavioural Safety and Injury Prevention Research Group

Principal research activities and interests

  • Design for Injury Prevention, Engineering Design, Modelling and Simulation for Injury Prevention
  • Design for Women: Safety of Pregnant Drivers and their fetuses, Safety after Mastectomy, System design, mathematical interpretations
  • Clinical Systems: Spine modelling and associated engineering design
  • Acar, BS, Meric M, Acar M  The Effect of Including a Fetus in the Uterus Model on the Risk of Fetus Mortality Through Drop Test and Frontal Crash Simulations International Journal of Crashworthiness, Publication date 2016 DOI: 10.1080/13588265.2016.1166707
  • Acar, BS, van Lopik D Modelling the foetus for pregnant occupant safety Journal proceedings of the institution of mechanical engineers part k-journal of multi-body dynamics, Volume 226, Issue K3, pp.197-205, Publication date 2012, DOI 0.1177/1464419312452478 ISSN 1464-4193
  • Acar, BS, Feng J, Esat V Investigation into suitability of current ATDs to represent ageing drivers, Journal International Journal of Crashworthiness, Volume 18, Issue 1 pp.1-10 Publication date 2013 DOI 10.1080/13588265.2012.730211
  • Acar, BS, Van Lopik D, Computational Pregnant Occupant Model, 'Expecting', for Crash Simulations, Journal of Automobile Engineering (Journal of IMechE, Part D) Volume 223, Issue (7) pp. 891-902 Publication date 2009, DOI 10.1243/09544070JAUTO1072, ISSN 0954-4070
  • Acar, BS, Van Lopik D, Weekes A 'Expecting' Occupant Model Incorporating Anthropometric Details of Pregnant Women, Journal International Journal of Vehicle Design, Volume 51, Issue (3), pp.375-385, Publication date 2009, DOI 10.1504/IJVD.2009.027963, ISSN 0143-3369
  • Acar, B.S. and Weekes, A.M., ''Design Guidelines for Pregnant Occupant Safety'', Journal of Automobile Engineering (Journal of IMechE Part D), 219(7), July 2005, 857-867, ISSN 0954-4070. DOI: 10.1243/095440705X28402
  • Acar, B.S. and Weekes, A.M., ''Measurements for Pregnant Drivers' Comfort and Safety'', International Journal of Vehicle Design, 42(1), Jan 2006, pp 101-118, ISSN 1741-5314. DOI: 10.1504/IJVD.2006.010180.
  • Acar, B.S. and Esat V, “Pregnant Driver Injury Investigations through Modelling and Simulation of Full-frontal Crashes with and without Airbags”, International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 2(1/2), 2011, pp3-13, ISSN 1742-5549.DOI: 10.1504/IJHFMS.2011.041634.
  • Pregnant Women Modelling
  • Safety for Pregnant Occupants and fetuses
  • Modelling and Simulation