EVALUATION OF THE MICROCAPSULE PRESSURE MEASUREMENT PADS

Dye-filled microcapsule pads for measurement of contact surface pressures, were evaluated in simulated automobile crash tests on test dummies restrained by seat belts. The microcapsule pads were exposed to belt loads on the dummy's chest and abdomen and to head impacts against the head rest. In a limited amount of testing good agreement was found between the pressures measured with microcapsule pads and corresponding values computed from belt tension and head acceleration measurements.

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  • Pagination: 13 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00265104
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801172 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1975 12:00AM