TESTING AND EVALUATION OF INFLATABLE RESTRAINTS AND INTERIORS AS RELATED TO VEHICLE SAFETY RESEARCH

A substantial number of research projects have involved testing of inflatable restraints, lap/shoulder belt restraints, and unrestrained occupants. The purpose of this presentation is to summarize these test projects and to compare the occupant injury potential data generated from the various tests. Individual projects covered in this presentation include: Experimental Safety Vehicle interior and restraint systems tests, including those conducted by AMF, Fairchild Industries, Dynamic Science, and Calspan. Sled and full-scale vehicle crash tests involving subcompact passenger cars conducted by Southwest Research Institute. Sled and crash tests conducted by Wayne State University. Live occupant full-scale crash tests conducted by Eaton Corporation. Full-scale crash tests conducted by Agbabian Associates involving belted, IORS-restrained and unrestrained occupants. Data generated from the Agbabian Associates' subcompact project is presented in the form of a repreatability investigation. Where essentially identical tests have been conducted, the spread of measured data and of computed indices is shown. Data comparisons include graphic reproduction of filtered time histories, and comparison charts showing the Head Injury Criteria and Head Severity Index values for various restraint system configurations. /Author/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 69-85

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00097498
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS-820 306
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1975 12:00AM