INFLUENCE OF CRUSH ORIENTATION ON KNEE BOLSTER FUNCTION IN BARRIER CRASH SIMULATION

Barrier crash simulations with a torso-belted Part 572 dummy were conducted to determine the influence of knee bolster crush orientations of 0 degree -60 degree on lower extremity restraint. Bolster orientation had only a minor effect on the level of peak dummy femur, and resultant knee bolster reaction load and on lower extremity kinematics of the torso-belted occupant; however, the local loading of the knee and level of tibial compression were significantly influenced.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Culver, C C
    • Viano, D C
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00331337
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800852
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1981 12:00AM