ESTABLISHMENT OF THE REPEATABILITY OF PERFORMANCE OF THE SA103C THREE YEAR OLD CHILD TEST DUMMIES

The objective of the research effort was to determine the performance repeatability of four SA103C three-year old child test dummies. The dummies were first tested in a series of static and dynamic component tests in accordance with test procedures specified in the proposed standard 49 CFR, Part 572, Subpart C. A series of 60 whole dummy performance tests was then conducted on a HYGE accelerator sled with each dummy tested in a sequence of six replicate runs in two different child restraint seats. The GM Love Seat and the Chrysler Mopar Safety Seat were both used in this series of tests. Sled impact velocities were 30 mph and 20 mph. The primary measures of dummy sled test performance analyzed with the statistical methods were: (1) peak head resultant acceleration, (2) peak chest resultant acceleration, (3) maximum head C.G. horizontal displacement and (4) maximum knee horizontal displacement. An analysis of the absolute deviations of each data point from the overall means demonstrated that the dummy variations were within an acceptable level for all performance measures. In addition, performance comparison overlay time history graphs are presented for direct comparisons.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Advanced Technology Center

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Naab, K N
    • BAUM, A S
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 137 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00305555
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-6385-V-1 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-805-071
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02022
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 11 1980 12:00AM