INVESTIGATION, EVALUATION, AND DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN THREE-POINT BELT COMFORT ENHANCEMENT DEVICES

An investigation was conducted into the sources of slack caused by comfort and convenience devices, which can affect the safety performance of the basic three-point belt design. Limited field observations were made to correlate sources of slack identified from the literature and personal experience to the wearing configurations of shoulder straps on the typical American highway. From this background, a research program was carried out to investigate with sled tests in the laboratory the dynamic restraint performance of three-point belts with previously observed and documented amounts of slack. The results of the sled tests define the expected envelope of performance of a typical tension relief (eliminator) device (TRD).

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Injury Reduction

    375 Prince George's Boulevard, Suite 200
    Upper Marlboro, MD  United States  20772
  • Authors:
    • Biss, D J
  • Publication Date: 1991-12

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 27-53
  • Serial:
    • IIR Review
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Institute for Injury Reduction

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00620762
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM