PERLIMINARY DEVELOPMENT - HEAD-NECK SIMULATOR. VOLUME I: ANALYSIS VOLUNTEER TESTS. FINAL REPORT

This is an ongoing research program to develop a head-neck simulator with omni-directional biofidelity. The report consists of 2 volumes. Volume I presents a large number of human volunteer tests conducted by the Naval Biodynamics Laboratory in New Orleans. These subjects were exposed to frontal, lateral and oblique impacts with an impact severity of up to 15 g and 17 m/s. This analysis results for each impact direction in a simple analog system that completely specifies the observed dynamical behavior. Volume II documents the validation of the proposed analog systems and compares the behavior of the Part 572 and Hybrid III head-neck systems with the human volunteer behavior. It follows that both neck designs are stiffer than any of the volunteers in the impact ranges tested. Preliminary results are presented of computer aided design activities in order to improve existing designs in view of these new findings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Vehicle Research and Test Center, P.O. Box 37
    East Liberty, OH  United States  43319

    Research Institute for Road Vehicles, TNO, Nethlds

    Schoemakerstraat 97
    2208 Delft,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • WISMANS, JSHM
  • Publication Date: 1986-8

Media Info

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

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00490839
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 7005604-A, HS-807 034
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1990 12:00AM