SUBSYSTEM TEST FOR PEDESTRIAN LOWER LEG AND KNEE PROTECTION

Several European research institutes developed, in a joint programme sponsored by the European Communities, a set of subsystem tests to evaluate the protection offered by a car in a pedestrian collision. In this programme, an instrumented mechanical leg was developed to be used in the bumper impact subsystem test. The development of the subsystem test took into account the pedestrian accident characteristics, the injury mechanisms and human tolerance. The capability of the mechanical leg to predict the risk of leg injuries was validated using model simulations and impact tests. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 864606.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 310-317

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664937
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM