The performance of conventional and energy absorbing restraints in simulated crash trests

Dynamic tests were done using conventional lap sash seat belt restraints, and assemblies incorporating energy absorbers in the sash strap. Three restraint geometries, rigid and cushioned seats and assemblies with the straps slack, tight and preloaded were tested. The load in the sash strap with an energy absorber was half of that in the same strap of a conventional restraint in tests with the same peak acceleration of 280 m/s2. The results were also compared with those from previous tests where a shorter acceleration distance was used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aeronautical Research Laboratories

    Melbourne, Victoria   
  • Authors:
    • Sarrailhe, S R
    • Hearn, N D
  • Publication Date: 1975-9


  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: 8p + appendices
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 359

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01389001
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Aug 23 2012 2:37AM