TOLERANCE AND RESPONSE OF THE KNEE-FEMUR-PELVIS COMPLEX TO AXIAL IMPACTS--IMPACT SLED TESTS

A series of six whole-body sled tests were conducted with unembalmed cadavers to study knee impact phenomena under simulated car crash conditions. The purpose of the study was to investigate the occurrence of upper leg fracture types not seen in stationary subject knee impact tests (see UM-HSRI-76-33) using a moving-mass impactor technique, and to extend the pulse durations of the knee forces to times greater than 20 ms.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109

    Motor Vehicles Manufacturers Association

    320 New Center Building
    Detroit, MI  USA  48202
  • Authors:
    • Melvin, J W
    • NUSHOLTZ, G S
  • Publication Date: 1980-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 34 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00326533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-80-27 Final Rpt., HS-030 614
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1983 12:00AM