ANTHROPOMETRIC GOLDEN SHELL MODELS AND THEIR DESCRIPTION BY STEREOMETRIC MEASUREMENTS

The Crash Test Dummy Task Force of the Human Factors Engineering Subcommittee (the SAE Automotive Safety Committee) during the 1968 meetings decided to establish master models of seated human body forms, representing the 95th and 50th percentile male and 5th percentile female United States adult size population. A seating posture and basic measurements were adopted for sculputuring of the models which, after being verified by anthropometrists, were reproduced in fiberglass gold-painted shells, therefore named "golden shells." The golden shells were measured steroemetrically, which yields a quantification of body shape and size in the form of point coordinates in three dimensional space and cross-sectional profiles throughout the body. The procedures employed in obtaining stereometric measurements of the master models and use of these data for extraction of desired information are described in this paper.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Radovich, V G
    • Herron, R E
  • Publication Date: 1974-2

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  • Pagination: 9 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00264070
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE Paper No. 740116
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM