Cooperation with the UKM
Once again a PRIMUS dummy was crashed as part of a customers request. In order to evaluate the damages of e.g. the ribs or vertetebral bodies, the dummy underwent a CT-scan.
For this purpose, the CT-equipment at the Münster University Hospital (UKM) were made available. Under the leadership of University Prof. Dr. W. Heindel, Dr. C. Schülke (senior doctor) and Dr. S. Roßlenbroich (senior doctor / specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery) a complete computer tomography of the PRIMUS dummy was carried out to detect bone fractures and other internal damages.
Also in the future, the UKM and CTS will continue to work together as part of the scope of assessing damages of crashed dummies.
CTS supports the Child Protection Agency
Colleagues from CTS used this year's christmas campaign to support Münsters Child Protection Agency with a donation action.
As part of the prize draw, for various prizes were up for grabs, e.g. half-day holiday or exemption from the kitchen service, donations were collected for the Child Protection Agency. In order to increase the proceeds, management decided not to send out christmas cards as in previous years but to donate these savings too. The Child Protection Agency were happy about the middle five-figure amount, which the managing director of the Child Protection Agency Mr. Kaiser accepted this week.
We wish you and your families a Merry Christmas!
Another trade fair visit was on this week's agenda for the managing partner Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelpfennig. Besides expert discussions on vehicle restraint systems, Peter Schimmelpfennig presented the PRIMUS-Dummy at the trade fair "Milipol" (trade fair for homeland security and safety) in Paris, which in future will play a decisive role in the development of safety technology.
Students at oncoming traffic collision
Led by Prof. Birgit Hartz (teaching field: traffic planning and technology), around 30 students from the FH Münster visited the crash test facility last week. Besides a tour of the crash facility and a lecture on the current scope of CTS, together with managing partner Dipl.-Ing. P. Schimmelpfennig the students were able to be present live at a crash test. From the field of accident reconstruction and under the direction of Dipl.-Ing. R. Bührman, an oncoming traffic collision at around 100 km/h was carried out.
Currently, CTS is represented at the Airtec19 exhibition in Munich. The Airtec exhibition is known as an international specialist trade fair for products and services from the aerospace industry. Alongside the current PRIMUS dummy, CTS presents the vision of the PRIMUS-Bird (bird strike test). More information on the PRIMUS-Bird can be found over the next few weeks on the CTS-Homepage. Visit the CTS-Team, Dipl.-Ing. Peter Schimmelfennig (Managing partner) and Felix Mackel until Wednesday at the exhition stand Hall 2 CO3.
The PRIMUS at CT
As part of a TV project, the new PRIMUS dummy underwent a CT scan.
At the A&E surgery department of the University Hospital Münster, Dr. Roßlenbroich and Dr. Schülke used a computer tomograph to produce images of a PRIMUS dummy that had suffered internal damage as a result of a previously conducted crash test. The images were compared by expert for accident reconstruction Dr. Holtkötter with a real injury picture and correlated with the accident sequence of events.
Counter-terror and mobile vehicle barriers 2019
Last week the GPEC event took place for the third time at the Münsteraner crash test facility. Around 200 visitors, primarily decision-makers from federal authorities, cities and local authorities, were able to listen to specialist lecturers over the course of the two day event and also obtain information from the international exhibitors on the current possibilities on building and event safeguarduing. Included in the programm was also the implementation of four live crashes in order to test and demonstrate the effectiveness of vehicle safety barriers. Besides two Standard crash tests, Dipl. Ing. Ralf Bührmann (head of test department) and his team carried out two other crash tests. Firstly, by means of a semitrailer truck, the effectiveness of a trench as an alternative security concept was examined. Subsequently, test manager Ralf Bührmann personally demonstrated that a conventional transporter in the case of a collision with a HGV is not an alternative for a vehicle safety barrier.
PRIMUS-crash at AZT
Entirely for digital accident clarificataion for modern vehicles, the 7th Allianz automobile day at the AZT (Allianz Center for Technology) in Ismaning took place. How digital accident clarification in the future can be developed was discussed by the board members of the Allianz, experts of the AZT as well as representatives from the automobile industry and authorities. As a demonstration, a crash test was carried out with a PRIMUS from the biofidelic dummy family of CTS. Here's the link to the video: https://youtu.be/pA67O6_9VrM.