EVALUATION OF DEVICES TO MEASURE THE INJURY MITIGATION PROPERTIES OF STEERING SYSTEMS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 1987 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE BIOMECHANICS OF IMPACTS, HELD IN BIRMINGHAM (UNITED KINGDOM) SEPTEMBER 8-10, 1987

Recent research at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has focused on how to improve the injury mitigation properties of steering assemblies. In a paper at last year's ircobi conference, the magnitude of the total "harm" caused by steering assemblies was described, and the results of a model analysis to define injury mitigation properties were summarized. This paper presents the next phase of the research, which deals with selecting a test device and test procedure for evaluating design alternatives to reduce injury. The approach for evaluating test devices is presented. Test devices are selected, and the results of initial tests are presented. Improvements in analytical models to allow simulation of the test devices are described. The research presented forms the basis for selecting test devices for the evaluation of steering assemblies. (Author/TRRL)

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    IRCOBI (International Research Council on the Biokinetics of Impacts)

    109 Avenue Salvador Allende
    Bron CEDEX,   France  F-69675
  • Authors:
    • DIGGES, K
    • COHEN, D
    • EPPINGER, R
    • Hackney, J
    • Morgan, R
    • STUCKI, L
    • SAUL, R
  • Publication Date: 1987

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  • Accession Number: 00492479
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM