EVALUATION OF THE RESPONSE CHARACTERISTICS OF THE ECE SIX-YEAR-OLD CHILD SIZE DUMMY

The objective of this research effort was to evaluate the measurement characteristics of a six-year-old child size dummy developed for the Economic Commission of Europe (ECE). The dummy was first subjected to a series of replicate calibration tests. The calibration tests consisted of a pendulum-to-head impact, a pendulum-to-thorax impact, a lumbar spine flexion test, and a head drop. Modified versions of the existing test procedures specified in 49 CFR, Part 572, Subparts B and C for calibration of three-year-old child size dummies were used. A series of four 30 mph sled tests using the procedures prescribed in the current FMVSS No. 213, Child Restraints was performed. Two sets of replicate tests using Ford Tot-Guard and Century Safe-T-Rider seats were performed. Indicators of the repeatability of dummy injury measures were provided for both the calibration and sled tests. Very repeatable responses were observed for the calibration tests. The sled test results indicate that repeatability of the acceleration response measures was not of the same quality as obtained in calibration tests and was a strong function of the type of child restraint tested.

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    Calspan Advanced Technology Center

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Authors:
    • PUGLIESE, S M
  • Publication Date: 1981-12

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00396293
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 6971-V-1 Final Rpt., HS-806 641
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1985 12:00AM