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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

    Physical Science Laboratory
    Las Cruces, NM  United States  88801

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Zimmerman, R M
    • Bean, S P
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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