The VIGONI program funded by Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca and Ateneo Italo-Tedesco, and by Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD), is a bi-national cooperation program among research groups belonging to German and Italian Universities. The aim is to create joint research activities and to establish a contact network. The research group of University of Florence coordinated by Prof. Pierini was involved in VIGONI program 2007-2009 together with the IAM Department of University of Stuttgart coordinated by Prof. M.Hanss. The main task of the joint activity was the application of fuzzy methods to FE crash simulation of motorcyclist protective devices. Thanks to the introduction of uncertainties in numerical modelling, the proposed research activity aims to develop a robust method for optimization and validation of protective devices according to EU safety standards.
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