IMPACT TESTING OF ALLIED CHEMICAL 'INFLATABAND' WITH DUMMIES AND HUMAN VOLUNTEERS. VOLUME I

The objectives of the testing program were: (1) evaluate the effectiveness and performance of the 'Inflataband' restraint system as a viable method of occupant protection in a simulated head-on automotive crash, and (2) evaluate the kinematic performance of anthropometric dummies and human volunteers under simulated impact conditions when restrained by the 'Inflataband'. The program formulated to satisfy the objectives consisted of 69 dynamic sled tests (30 dummy tests and 39 human tests). Test results indicate that (1) the 'Inflataband' provides acceptable restraint for the impact mode utilized and (2) that the dummy response to impact is more exaggerated than that observed with the human volunteers, but the discrepancies diminish with increasing impact severity.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Southwest Research Institute

    6220 Culebra Road, P.O. Drawer 28510
    San Antonio, TX  USA  78228-0510

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • BURKES, J M
    • Cromack, J R
    • Ziperman, H
  • Publication Date: 1975-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00093904
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt., DOT-HS-801-738
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00933
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM