HUMAN CHEST IMPACT PROTECTION CRITERIA

For safer design of restraint systems and vehicle interiors experimental data must be obtained to establish chest injury criteria. Unembalmed human cadavers were used to conduct nine frontal, fourteen lateral impacts including four with a simulated arm rest. Chest impacts were also conducted on rhesus monkeys and baboons to establish primate-human injury scaling criteria. Four human volunteers were used to obtain static load deflection curves in the lateral and frontal directions. The results of the above experiments and those conducted by other investigators are presented and analyzed. Results have been used to suggest chest impact protection criteria both from the standpoint of restraint systems design andvehicle interior design for front and side collisions. /SAE/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 3rd International Conference on Occupant Protection.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • STALNAKER, R L
    • Mohan, D
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 10 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00080617
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 740589, SAE P-53Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 6 1975 12:00AM