Indo-US Symposium On Preventing Road Crash Injury Through Vehicle Safety Design

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Indo-US Science and Technology Forum

AGENDA FOR "INDO-US SYMPOSIUM ON PREVENTING ROAD CRASH INJURY THROUGH VEHICLE SAFETY DESIGN"

Day 1 (March 6, 2012):

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Inaugural Session including 30 minutes of Plenary Talk

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM: High Tea

11:30 AM - 1:15 PM: Keynote Session 1: Statistics of Injuries and Injury Biomechanics
Session Chair : Prof. B. Gurumoorthy

Keynote 1: Dr. G. Gururaj ( 11:30 AM - 12:05 PM )
"Road Traffic Deaths and Injuries in India"

Keynote 2: Prof. Narayan Yoganandan ( 12:05 PM - 12:40 PM )
"Side Impact Biomechanics"

Keynote 3: Mr. P. Sachin, Prof. Geetam Tiwari and Dr. M. Sathya Prasad ( 12:40 PM - 1:15 PM )
"Road safety in India - a precompetitive blueprint"

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM: Lunch Break

2:15 PM - 4:00 PM: Keynote Session 2: Crashworthiness - I
Session Chairs : Dr. Yellareddy, Dr. Dibakar Sen

Keynote 4: Prof. P.K. Mallick ( 2:15 PM - 2:50 PM )
"Crush Characteristics and Crush Energy Absorption of Composite and Composite/Metal Hybrid Tubes"

Keynote 5: Dr. Clifford Chou ( 2:50 PM - 3:25 PM )
"Recent Advancement on Testing and Modeling Methodologies in Rollover Analysis"

Keynote 6: Prof. Raghu V. Prakash ( 3:25 PM - 4:00 PM )
"Investigation of Crush Characteristics of Foam Filled and Unfilled Sections"

4:00 PM - 4:15 PM: Tea Break

4:15 PM - 6:00 PM: Keynote Session 3: Occupant and Pedestrian Safety - I
Session Chairs : Dr. M.N. Kumar, Mr. N.D. Shivakumar

Keynote 7: Prof. Jeff Crandall ( 4:15 PM - 4:50 PM )
"Protection of Frontal Occupants and Pedestrians"

Keynote 8: Prof. Sudipto Mukherjee ( 4:50 PM - 5:25 PM )
"Long Bones Under Impact"

Keynote 9: Prof. Subrata Saha ( 5:25 PM - 6:00 PM )
"Mechanical Behavior of Bones under Dynamic Loading Conditions"

7:30 PM - 10:00 PM: Banquet Dinner



Day 2 (March 7, 2012):

9:00 AM - 10:45 AM: Keynote Session 4: Crashworthiness -II
Session Chairs : Dr. J.E. Diwakar, Dr. H. C. Chittappa

Keynote 10: Prof. Steve Kan ( 9:00 AM - 9:35 AM )
"Challenges in Integrated Structural Impact Analysis"

Keynote 11: Prof. Puneet Mahajan ( 9:35 AM - 10:10 AM )
"Impact and ventilation behavior of helmets"

Keynote 12: Dr. Suresh Nagesh ( 10:10 AM - 10:45 AM )
"Safe Vehicle Design - Need and Background"

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM: High Tea

11:15 AM - 1:00 PM: Keynote Session 5: Vehicle Safety Regulations and Testing
Session Chairs : Prof. Satish V Kailas, Dr. Rina Maiti

Keynote 13: Mr. A.V. Mannikar ( 11:15 AM - 11:50 AM )
"Size India: Important Occupant Anthropometric Data base for Design of Vehicle for Safety"

Keynote 14: Mr. Anil Kumar ( 11:50 AM - 12:25 PM )
"Crash Safety Development: Indian Scenario & Research Priorities"

Keynote 15: Prof. Anindya Deb (12:25 PM - 1:00 PM)
"Insights into Road Traffic Safety in India and an Exploration of Vehicle Safety Tests Through CAE"

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch Break

2:00 PM - 3:45 PM: Keynote Session 6: Occupant and Pedestrian Safety - II
Session Chairs : Dr. Pradeep Mohan, Prof. N. V. C. Rao

Keynote 16: Dr. Jesse Ruan ( 2:00 PM - 2:35 PM )
"Biomechanical Modeling of Human Body for Vehicle Crash Safety Design"

Keynote 17: Dr. Narendran Balan ( 2:35 PM - 3:10 PM )
"Human Body Modeling for Automotive Impact: The GHBMC Approach"

Keynote 18: Prof. Amit Roy Chowdhury ( 3:10 PM - 3:45 PM )
"Simulation of Response of Different Body Parts Under Impact Loading "

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM: Tea Break

4:00 PM - 5:10 PM: Keynote Session 7: Active Safety
Session Chair : Prof. A. Chakrabarti

Keynote 19: Mr. James Remfrey ( 4:00 PM - 4:35 PM )
"ContiGuard Technologies to Increase Road Traffic Safety"

Keynote 20 : Prof. Azim Eskandarian ( 4:35 PM - 5:10 PM )
"Active Systems to Semi-autonomous Driving for Vehicle Safety"

5:10 PM - 6:00 PM: Panel Discussion on "Technologies and measures that are most essential for improving road safety in India today"

6:00 PM - 6:10 PM: Closing Remarks

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