GMR'S VISCOUS CRITERION IMPACTS SAFETY RESEARCH

More accurate predictions of auto crash injuries are now possible because of the Viscous Criterion, a new measure of impact injury developed by biomedical researchers at the General Motors Research Laboratories. With the Viscous Criterion, predictions can be made of injuries to organs such as the liver, spleen, heart, brain and spinal cord. This article discusses the development of the Viscous Criterion and how it has been used to guide and validate the development of the self-aligning steering wheel, to improve airbag safety, to improve the accuracy of side-impact studies, to improve our understanding of functional injuries, and to predict recovery from brain and spinal cord injuries.

  • Corporate Authors:

    General Motors Corporation

    Research and Development Center, 30500 Mound Road
    Warren, MI  United States  48090
  • Authors:
    • Frost, L L
    • Brus, J
  • Publication Date: 1991-5

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 1-8
  • Serial:
    • SEARCH
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00623541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-041 271
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1992 12:00AM