Motor vehicle accident statistics are tabulated by the impacted object, the impact area, and the approximate force/deflection characteristics of each. The relationship between these data and injury criteria determines restraint requirements. These are quantified for existing and modified structures of 2000 lb. and 4000 lb. In this paper, types and fixtures of deployable restraint and interior components are briefly discussed including sensors, ignitors, inflators, inflatables, bolsters, and cushioning. These are related to head, thorax and femur energy absorption and in turn to occupant kinematics via computer simulation and high speed sled tests and development. The expected performance of essembled restraint systems is estimated for various compartment sizes and occupant locations and the current status is outlined. Problem areas and future limitations are summarized. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 55-68

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT HS-820 306
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM