EVALUATION OF THE LAP BELT, AIR FORCE SHOULDER HARNESS-LAP BELT, AND AIR BAG PLUS LAP BELT RESTRAINTS DURING IMPACT WITH ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMIES

Abrupt linear decelerations were conducted using anthropomorphic dummies in order to investigate the impact protection afforded by three different restraints: the automotive lap belt, the Air Force shoulder harness-lap belt and the air bag plus lap belt. The study emphasizes the comparison of peak forces transmitted to the lap belt and seat pan at 9 g by dummies using each of the three restraint systems. The results indicated that in comparison with the lap belt only and Air Force shoulder harness-lap belt systems, the air bag plus lap belt restraint significantly reduced the impulses and peak belt forces transmitted to the pelvis. However, the efficacy of the air bag plus lap belt restraint using dummies as a test subject should be reviewed with caution since the anthropomorphic dummy is not the ultimate biodynamic surrogate of man. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Medical Association

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    Alexandria, VA  United States  22314-3579
  • Authors:
    • Sprouffske, J F
    • Clarke, T D
    • Gragg, C D
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 368-371
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00262686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AMRL-71-86
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1974 12:00AM