Our Services

Elemance provides licensing for the complete family of Global Human Body Model Consortium human body models, encompassing variations in stature, posture, and complexity. Elemance provides comprehensive support, maintenance and enhancement of licensed models, as well as consulting services related to biomechanics, injury biomechanics, and a range of human modeling applications.

Licensing

Elemance offers licenses for both academic and commercial use. Licensing options include technical support, maintenance and enhancement support. We have a variety of purchase options designed to suit your needs.

Custom Development

Elemance provides custom development of model add-ons, modifications, and application-specific development services including pre and post processing tools and high throughput design of experiments to meet your organization’s needs.

Consulting

Elemance provides a full range of consulting services related to biomechanics, injury biomechanics, and other human modeling applications. Our engineers have provided expertise in biomechanics to clients in industries across the globe including automotive, sports, military, and aerospace clients.

Future Proof

The GHBMC models are continually being improved and updated using ongoing research and data.   The goal of the GHBMC consortium is to consolidate individual research and development activities in human body modeling into a single global effort to advance crash safety technology.  The consortium will continue to have a vested interest in auto safety.

User Support

Elemance provides comprehensive user support services for the full range of licensed models. Users can open up a support ticket with one of our agents to ask questions, share file attachments, and to have a secure conversation to help solve their issues faster. Submit a Support Ticket Now.

Licensing

Elemance offers licenses for both academic and commercial use. Licensing options include technical support, maintenance and enhancement support. We have a variety of purchase options designed to suit your needs.

Custom Development

Elemance provides custom development of model add-ons, modifications, and application-specific development services including pre and post processing tools and high throughput design of experiments to meet your organization’s needs.

Consulting

Elemance provides a full range of consulting services related to biomechanics, injury biomechanics, and other human modeling applications. Our engineers have provided expertise in biomechanics to clients in industries across the globe including automotive, sports, military, and aerospace clients.

Future Proof

The GHBMC models are continually being improved and updated using ongoing research and data.   The goal of the GHBMC consortium is to consolidate individual research and development activities in human body modeling into a single global effort to advance crash safety technology.  The consortium will continue to have a vested interest in auto safety.

User Support

Elemance provides comprehensive user support services for the full range of licensed models, with assistance via email or telephone. Users may also open up a support ticket with one of our agents to ask questions, share file attachments, and to have a secure conversation to help solve their issues faster. Submit a Support Ticket Now.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I license the models?

Please contact us and we will send you the appropriate license agreement and pricing information according to your specific situation.

What is the GHBMC?

The Global Human Body Models Consortium (GHBMC) is an international consortium of seven automakers and one supplier working to advance human body modeling technologies for crash simulations.  The unique objective of the GHBMC is to consolidate world-wide research and development activities in human body modeling into a single global effort to advance crash safety technologies.  You can learn more at ghbmc.com.

What models are available?

50th percentile male, 95th percentile male, and 5th percentile female models are available in both seated and standing positions.  We also have a 6 year old pedestrian (standing) model.  For details on the exact heights and weights of the models, please visit our models page.  We can also assist with developing morphed models if you require a specific stature for your simulations.  Contact us with any questions you have.

What is the difference between detailed and simplified models?

Detailed models are designed for tissue level injury risk prediction.  These models include more detailed anatomy with explicitly modeled bones and internal organs.  They are ideal for studies ranging from vehicle safety design to evaluation of military protective gear to medical device fit.  Simplified models have fewer elements and contacts.  They have kinematic joints and simplified materials enabling them to run in simulation up to 50x faster than detailed versions.

Are the pedestrian models approved for EuroNCAP Certification?

Yes.  The GHBMC simplified pedestrian models meet the current standards for use in EuroNCAP Pedestrian Human Model Certification.

What’s included when I license through Elemance?

Licensed models are delivered in a ready to run format, including all material models, contact definitions, nodal coordinates, etc.

Maintenance, enhancements and support for your model are included in our leased licenses.  This means anytime there is an update from ongoing research, we will push the update to you.  If you prefer to purchase a paid-up license, you can still receive maintenance, enhancements and support.  Contact us for package/pricing details.

Do you offer body region specific models?

Yes.  We can work with your team to isolate regions of the model to suit your specific application.  Often, customers are only concerned about the simulation effects on one specific part of the body.  We are happy to provide separated sections of our model for your specific needs.  Contact us for specific questions.

Do you have tools available to reposition your models?

Yes.  The freely available PIPER (Position and Personalize Advanced Human Body Models for Injury Prediction) Software can be used to help scale and position our models. PIPER is available under Open Source licenses, and additional information on the PIPER Project and Software can be found at www.piper-project.org.  Elemance can provide access to PIPER Metadata for use with our models.  Contact us for more information on obtaining this metadata.

Computing Requirements

What solvers do your models work with?

The GHBMC models have been coded and validated for use in LSTC’s LS-DYNA, Altair’s RADIOSS, and ESI’s VPS (Virtual Performance Solution).

What software do I need to run your models?

The GHBMC models have been coded and validated for use in LSTC’s LS-DYNA, Altair’s RADIOSS, and ESI’s VPS (Virtual Performance Solution). We recommend also having pre- and post-processors which are available from your specific codehouse.

What sort of hardware do I need to run your models?

The GHBMC models were designed to run on MPP clusters, however computing requirement will vary based on which model you are using.  Contact us today at [email protected] for specific questions related to your model.

Support

Who do I contact for technical support?

The quickest way is to Submit a support ticket now.

Can you provide simulation services for us?

Of course!  We would be happy to provide consulting services for your company, and we can certainly design and perform simulations for you. Please email us today at [email protected] to discuss the possibilities. Our engineers have provided expertise in biomechanics to clients in industries across the globe including automotive, sports, military, and aerospace clients.

Do you have sample cases for your models?

Yes, we have model specific sample cases that we can provide to licensed customers.

Do you provide formal training?

At this time, we do not offer formal training. However, we do offer support to our users. If a user requires more support than what is covered in our licensing agreement, we also offer consulting services where our experts can assist you in getting simulations running or just provide you with results for your experimentation needs. If users are inexperienced with the solvers, we recommend seeking training through the respective solver software companies. If you are already a user and you have specific questions, don’t hesitate to ask us at [email protected].

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Elemance strives to provide truly human-centered design solutions to enhance the protection and quality of life.