DEVELOPMENT OF A HEAD IMPACT TEST PROCEDURE FOR PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION

This paper describes the development of a test method for pedestrian head impacts. An analysis of the literature yielded a zone of possible head impact points for pedestrians involved in accidents (children and adults) involving head/bonnet impact. For the vehicle impact velocity of 40km/h specified in the award of this project, it was possible to obtain impact velocities and dent patterns for cadaver tests using full-scale tests. One head impactor each for child and adult were designed and built, and calibration requirements deduced. Satisfactory results were obtained in a comparison of impactor tests and full-scale cadaver tests. Basic tests were performed on the influence of impactor weight, shape, the necessity of an outer skin, minimum bonnet deformation, etcetera. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 864606.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 302-309

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664936
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM