WHOLE-BODY HUMAN SURROGATE RESPONSE TO THREE-POINT HARNESS RESTRAINT

The general objective of the Whole-Body Response (WBR) research program was to generate data on the kinematics and response of human surrogates in a realistic automobile impact environment. The program used a test configuration consisting of an idealized hard seat representation of a car seat with a three-point harness restraint system. Three different severity levels of crash test conditions were used. The human surrogates tested in this program were fifteen male cadavers, a Hybrid II (Part 572) Anthropomorphic Test Device and a Hybrid III ATD recently developed by General Motors. In addition, mathematical simulations of the response and kinematics of a 50th percentile male occupant were performed at the three levels of crash severity, using the MVMA Two-Dimensional Crash Victim Simulator.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 361-399

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  • Accession Number: 00301804
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P-77
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM