CHILD SEAT RETENTION TESTS

Static tests and two sled tests were performed using a Century 200 child seat mounted in the rear center position of a 1982 Plymouth Gran Fury using General Motors seat belts. These tests were performed to determine whether the belt will hold the child seat under various load conditions. The purpose of the static tests was to determine the most failure prone belt/buckle interface angle and to determine belt/buckle interaction under low G load conditions. The first sled test was to determine whether a retention problem exists under high G load conditions when the belt/buckle is installed at the previously determined angle. Since no retention problem was found, a second test was performed to verify the results of the first test.

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394322
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: RD-284-3 Final Rpt., HS-806 629
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM