A NEW PELVIS DESIGN FOR THE EUROPEAN SIDE IMPACT DUMMY

During the phase IV of the EEC biomechanical programme, the available side impact dummies were evaluated and this work concluded that none of the dummy was acceptable. The European experimental vehicle committee set up a working group to build a new side impact dummy to be used in a standard side impact test. The Onser laboratory was in charge of the development of the pelvis. This paper includes the specifications for the pelvis, agreed on by the EEVC working group dealing with this subject, anthropometric analysis to choose sizes and mass distribution, a description of the shape of the pelvic bone, and the location and the type of transducer (force acceleration). The design of the hip joint and the use of deformable materials to simulate the pelvic bone deformations are discussed. Results of impactor tests using a dummy fitted with this pelvis are analyzed and their results compared to those of cadavers tests conducted previously. The results of these first tests seem promising and have been completed especially to validate repeatability and durability. For the covering abstract of the conference see TRIS 399532. (Author)

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    • Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Stapp Car Crash Conference, Chicago, Illinois, Novemer 6-7, 1984.
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    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

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  • Authors:
    • Cesari, D
    • Bouquet, R
    • Zac, R
  • Publication Date: 1984-11

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 1-11
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  • Accession Number: 00399533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • ISBN: 0-89883-711-1
  • Report/Paper Numbers: P-152
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 2:44AM