PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE HIGHWAY SAFETY RESEARCH INSTITUTE (HSRI) ANTHROPOMORPHIC TEST DUMMY

The objective of this program has been to experimentally evaluate the performace of a 50th percentile anthropomorphic test dummy developed by the Highway Safety Research Institute (HSRI). Two identical dummines were furnished to Calspan for: (a) measurement and verification of the degree of conformance of these dummines with a "Purchase Description of the NHTSA 50th Percentile Anthropomorphic Test Dummy", and (b) establishment, by appropriate testing, of the ranges of performance and repeatability of these test devices under conditions of representative crash environments. A series of eleven static and dynamic component tests were performed to measure the HSRI dummy in accordance with the purchase description; the results indicate substantial non-conformance with the specified criteria. Fourteen type-w belt restraint tests and six air bag restraint tests were performed using an accelerator sled to simulate a 30 MPH impact crash. The results indicate that the HSRI dummy responses differ substantially from those of the GM Hybrid II dummy evaluated under Contract No. DOT-HS-053-3-603. Further, the repeatability of the HSRI dummy is substantially equivalent on an overall basis when compared to the GM Hybrid II dummy. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225
  • Authors:
    • Naab, K N
    • Massing, D E
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 276 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ZS-5352-V-1 Intrm Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-053-3-664
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM