RESPONSE OF BELT RESTRAINED SUBJECTS IN SIMULATED LATERAL IMPACT

Far-side lateral impacts were simulated using a Part 572 dummy and human cadavers to compare responses for several belt restraint configurations. Sled tests were conducted having a velocity change of 35 km/hr at a 10 g deceleration level. Subjects restrained by a three-point belt system with an outboard anchored diagonal shoulder belt rotated out of the shoulder belt and onto the seat. The subject received some lateral restraint due to interaction with the shoulder belt and seatback. The subjects restrained by a three-point belt system with an inboard anchored diagonal shoulder belt remained essentially upright due to shoulder belt interaction with the neck and/or head. Kinematic responses of the Part 572 dummy were generally similar to those of the cadaver subjects. Injuries were found in cadavers restrained by both shoulder belt configurations, but were more extensive to the cervical region for those subjects receiving direct neck and/or head loading from the belt.

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    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
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  • Authors:
    • Horsch, J D
    • Schneider, D C
    • Kroell, C K
    • Raasch, F D
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 71-103

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00317021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P-82
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 1980 12:00AM