DEVELOPMENT OF A PRELOADED, FORCE-LIMITED PASSIVE BELT SYSTEM FOR SMALL CARS

Development of a producible preloaded, force-limited passive belt restraint system for small cars has been completed at Calspan Corporation. The restraint system has been developed and evaluated through computer simulations and sled tests. This paper presents and discusses the results of the developmental program at velocity changes of 34, 40 and 45 MPH during symmetric frontal barrier crash tests and computer simulations with regard to the effect upon 50th, 95th, 5th percentile and 6 year old sized anthropometric test devices (ATDs).

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    • Presented at Congress and Exposition, Detroit, 25-29 February 1980. Sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • WALSH, M J
    • Kelleher, B J
  • Publication Date: 1980-2

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 15 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00319758
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800300, HS-029 188
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1984 12:00AM