RESPONSE OF BELTED DUMMY AND CADAVER TO SIDE IMPACT
Controlled side impact tests were conducted on dummies and unembalmed cadavers as test subjects. The kinematics of the dummies were compared to those of the cadavers. In addition autopsies were performed on the cadavers to assess the types and severity of injuries which occurred. A deceleration sled was used to simulate impact. A test seat was configured with a transparent back, rigid seat surface and two side barriers: one for thigh and one for shoulder contact. The barriers were instrumented to measure the force resulting from being impacted by the subjects' thighs or shoulders and the subjects were instrumented to measure to those forces.
New Mexico State University, Las CrucesPhysical Science Laboratory
Las Cruces, NM United States 88801
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Zimmerman, R M
- Bean, S P
- Publication Date: 1981-1
- Pagination: 128 p.
- TRT Terms: Anatomical models; Anthropometry; Automobiles; Autopsies; Cadavers; Correlation analysis; Crash injury research; Crash tests; Crashes; Dummies; Injuries; Loads; Manual safety belts; Neck; Research; Road shoulders; Rocket sleds; Side crashes; Testing
- Old TRIS Terms: Rocket propelled sleds
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment; I95: Vehicle Inspection;
- Accession Number: 00337146
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-805-736 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01400
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM