COMPARISON OF MODELS SIMULATING OCCUPANT RESPONSE WITH AIR BAGS

Two computer models, ABAG 19 and HSRI-3D, were validated against experimental data to determine and compare their capability for simulating the responses of air bag restrained automobile occupants in severe frontal collisions. Standard sets of model input parameters were developed for both driver and passenger. The primary objective was to determine which model was best suited for determining potential crashworthiness in a large number of production vehicles. Advantages and disadvantages of the models were determined, using criteria such as accuracy, ease of use, quality of documentation and user orientation.

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    • International Congress and Exposition Detroit, Michigan, February 27-March 2, 1984.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Enouen, S
    • Guenther, D A
    • SAUL, R A
    • MacLaughlin, T F
  • Publication Date: 1984

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  • Accession Number: 00395766
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 840451, HS-038 290
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM