AN EVALUATION OF THE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS OF ANTHROPOMORPHIC TEST DEVICES. VOLUME I

An experimental investigation was conducted to assess the dynamic performance of the state-of-the-art anthropomorphic dummies under conditions approximating those expected in vehicle compliance testing. The vehicle crash environment of the 30 MPH barrier collision was simulated on a HYGE accelerator sled test facility. Two Alderson VIP-50A and two Sierra 292-1050dummies were each subjected to three replicate tests in each of four sled test configurations designed to be representative of occupant crash environments and restraint systems likely to be encountered in initial vehicle compliance testing under MVSS 208, aneveloped by the National Bureau of Standards (NBS strap test). Mean values of the performance measures for the two makes of dummies were found to be significantly different in three of the four test configurations representing typical restraint conditions. Portions of this document are not fully legible.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-222 692.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225
  • Authors:
    • Piziali, R A
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 173 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050757
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-FA-5018-V-1 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-1-129
  • Files: NTIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM