EVALUATION OF AN ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE RESTRAINT SYSTEM USING HUMAN SUBJECTS
The Department of Transportation (DOT), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), sponsored a research program at the Naval Air Development Center (NAVAIRDEVCEN), utilizing its Horizontal Accelerator facility to conduct dynamic tests on advanced passive seat belt restraint systems using both anthropometric dummies and human volunteers. During this phase, two subjects succeeded in tolerating exposures to simulated car crashes involving velocity changes of over 30 mph and peak accelerations of over 21 g, when using a conventionally configured restraint system of advanced design, and applying technics of body posturing and muscular tensing. When injuries caused by motions of the head and neck are avoided, a three-point belt restraint system of advanced design is capable of providing considerable protection to the wearer, up to car crash levels of practical significance.
- See also report dated 25 Jul 74, AD-786 379.
Naval Air Development CenterCrew Systems Department
Warminster, PA USA 18974
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Hendler, E
- O'ROURKE, J
- Domzalski, L
- Katzeff, M
- Schulman, M
- Publication Date: 1975-6-5
- Pagination: 99 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Collisions; Crash injuries; Crash injury research; Evaluation; Impact tests; Injuries; Manual safety belts; Military personnel; Passenger vehicles; Personnel performance; Protection; Research; Restraint systems; Safety; Shoulder harnesses
- Old TRIS Terms: Occupant restraint; Performance human; Shoulder harness
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00092075
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NADC-75067-40 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-063-1-0811
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Oct 18 1976 12:00AM