PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE SA103C THREE-YEAR OLD CHILD TEST DUMMIES WITH SUBSTITUTE FLESH PARTS AND IN VARIOUS RESTRAINT SEATS

The objective of the research effort was to determine whether there are differences in calibration performance or simulated crash test performance of SA103C three-year old child test dummies when they were tested with flesh parts produced with Nitrosan as compared to flesh parts made with OBSH/TBPP foaming compound. Dummies with the OBSH/TBPP flesh parts were tested in this program and the resulting sled test performance data compared statistically to data from previous tests. A series of 21 dummy performance tests was conducted on a HYGE accelerator sled at 30 MPH with each of two dummies tested in a sequence of three replicate runs in a GM Love seat, a Chrysler Mopar and a Ford Tot-Guard safety seat. The primary measures of dummy performance analyzed with the statistical methods are: (1) peak head resultant acceleration; (2) peak chest resultant acceleration; (3) maximum head C.G. displacement; and (4) maximum knee displacement. An analysis of the absolute deviations of each data point from a population mean has demonstrated that the dummy variations are within an acceptable level for all performance measures.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Advanced Technology Center

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Naab, K N
  • Publication Date: 1980-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00327764
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-6385-V-2 Final Rpt., HS-805 562
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-02022
  • Files: HSL, NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1982 12:00AM