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Human Safety Modelling for transport applications Trauma Modelling Vehicle Safety Optimisation

  • 101 Citations
  • 5 h-Index

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Christophe Bastien worked for Matra Datavision, MSX and Corus as a CAE technical specialist for 13 years. He has contributed to the development of the Jaguar X-Type for interior head impact protection (FMVSS201), as well as for the design and analysis of the Jaguar XK for pedestrian legislation. When he joined Corus, he continued to focus on pedestrian safety and developed new skills in highway engineering design and analysis. During his career, he filed 19 patents in the area of safety engineering. In 2007, he joined Coventry University and is now a principal lecturer in engineering simulations. In 2013 he was awarded a PhD in biomechanics and safety. His current work is focussed in predicting the human pedestrian injury trauma as well as studying the multi-disciplinary and multi-physics optimisation of transport architectures.

Research Interests

Lightweighting; Automotive Safety; Optimisation and Human Trauma Predictions

Vision Statement

I aspire to research and develop advanced computer tools and techniques in the field of transportation to prevent or mitigate trauma and injuries sustained to vehicle occupants and pedestrians. Through working to bridge the gap between the current legal safety protocols and the future needs of transportation safety, I intend to personalise safety systems to improve human protection. I believe that reducing our need for natural resources as well as decreasing the environmental impact is critical, therefore I will research computer optimisation algorithms and techniques for vehicle design architectures.

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Research Output

A Method to Calculate the AIS Trauma Score from a Finite Element Model

Bastien, C., Sturgess, C. N., Christensen, J. & Wen, L., 18 May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology. (In-press), p. (In-press) JMMB-D-19-00123R3.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • On The Brain

    Bastien, C., 31 Jul 2020, 3 p. UKIP Media & Events Ltd.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Road Safety Trust (RST 65-3-2017) “Reducing Road Traffic Casualties through Improved Forensic Techniques and Vehicle Design (“RoaD”) - Final Report

    Bastien, C., Davies, H., Sturgess, C. N. & Wellings, R., 22 May 2020, (Submitted) 36 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Activities

    • 12 Oral presentation
    • 11 Participation in conference
    • 2 Visiting an external academic institution
    • 1 Invited talk

    SIMBIO-M 2020

    Christophe Bastien (Organising Committee)
    18 Jun 202019 Jun 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    A Method To Calculate Brain AIS Trauma Scorefrom a Finite Element Model

    Christophe Bastien (Speaker), Huw Davies (Speaker), Clive Neal Sturgess (Speaker)
    18 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    2nd Annual Automotive Safety Summit

    Christophe Bastien (Speaker), Huw Davies (Speaker)
    18 Sep 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Deployment of HyperWorks for Undergraduate Teaching

    Jesper Christensen (Speaker), Christophe Bastien (Speaker)
    9 Apr 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    An indicator for Head Trauma Response under impact as a function of age

    Christophe Bastien (Speaker), Huw Davies (Speaker)
    19 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Press / Media

    Future Shocks

    Christophe Bastien


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Crash testing: how will crash testing evolve over the next 20 years?

    Christophe Bastien


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Open Source Human Body Development

    Christophe Bastien


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    People Move on

    Christophe Bastien


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment