Recently published articles from our lab

September and October have been very active months in terms of publishing some of the research we have done over the last few months at the Impact Laboratory. The lab was well represented both at the IRCOBI and the AAAM Conferences. Here you are a list of the latest published works coming from our lab:

  • Lopez-Valdes FJ, Juste-Lorente O, Maza-Frechin M, Pipkorn B, Sunnevang C, Lorente A, Aso A, Davidsson J (2016). Analysis of occupant kinematics and dynamics in nearside oblique impacts. Traffic Injury Prevention. Volume 17: 86-92. DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2016.1189077
  • Bengt Pipkorn, Francisco J. Lopez-Valdes, Oscar Juste-Lorente, Ricardo Insausti, Christer Lundgren and Cecilia Sunnevång (2016). Assessment of an innovative seatbelt with independent control of the shoulder and lap portions using THOR tests, the THUMS model and PMHS tests. Traffic Injury Prevention. Volume 17: 124-130. DOI:1080/15389588.2016.1201204
  • Bengt Pipkorn, Francisco J. Lopez-Valdes, Oscar Juste-Lorente, Mario Maza and Cecilia Sunnevång. Study of the kinematics of the THOR dummy in nearside oblique impacts. IRCOBI Conference, September 2016. Malaga, Spain.
  • Maza M, Larriba J, Juste-Lorente O, Lopez-Valdes FJ. Motorcyclist crashes into race tracks and normal road barriers: kinematic analysis and correlation with test procedures. [Short Communication] IRCOBI Conference. Malaga, 14-16 September, 2016.

You can have a look and even download the papers from the Research Gate page of Francisco Lopez-Valdes. Enjoy and do not forget to give us your feedback!


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Alava Ingenieros and Humanetics visited the Impact Laboratory

Alava&HumaneticsAlava Ingenieros and its techonological partner Humanetics visited the facilities of the Impact Laboratory (I3A) of the University of Zaragoza on May 18th, 2016. Humanetics presented the new FE model developments of the Q family and THOR and the road map to the introduction of new dummy models both in NCAP and NHTSA testing programs.

The researchers of the Impact Laboratory showed some of the latest results obtained in the study of occupant kinematics in nearside oblique impacts.

In the picture, from left to right: Yago Sanchez (Alava Ingenieros), Mario Maza (director of the Impact Laboratory), Francisco Lopez-Valdes (Impact Laboratory), Oscar Juste (Impact Laboratory), Ana Piqueras (Impact Laboratory), Frank Schüssler (Humanetics), Stefan Schlieske (Humanetics), Susana Blazquez (Alava) and Paul Lemmen (Humanetics).

Researchers from the Impact Laboratory of the University of Zaragoza will participate in the upcoming SAFE2WHEELERS workshop

IMG_9685Mario Maza and Oscar Juste-Lorente will participate in the workshop on Traffic Environment, Primary and Secondary Safety organized within the COST TU1407 SAFE2WHEELERS. The workshop will be held at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria). Mario and Oscar will be presenting about the safety performance of roadside barriers in racing tracks and about how existing regulations drive helmet design.

For more information, please visit the website of the project SAFE2WHEELERS.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, you can contact Francisco Lopez-Valdes at

IRCOBI Council inviting full manuscripts for the Malaga 2016 Conference

IRCOBI_logoThe Council of IRCOBI met on Jan. 21 and 22 to review and discuss al the abstracts submitted to the 2016 Malaga Conference. After a thorough discussion of each of them due to the great quality of the submissions, the Council came up with the final decision of the ones that will be invited for submission. The 2016 Conference promises to be an exciting scientific and social event!

And if you are a junior engineer in training or a graduate student, make sure you stay tuned and look for upcoming opportunities of applying to scholarships to attend the Conference!

Check out the IRCOBI website for more information about the Conference.

If you have questions or comments, you can contact Francisco Lopez-Valdes at