EXPERIENCE OF USING EUROSID-1 IN CAR SIDE IMPACTS

A database on EUROSID-1 performances in 31 full-scale side impact tests is designed. Specific attention is given to the dummy results in relation to protection performance criteria. Mainly tests according to the proposed European side impact regulation with passenger cars are studied. Other tests included in the database are tests according to the American procedure, reconstructions of tests performed with cadavers ("FAT-tests") and several tests according to the European procedure with special vehicles. Analysis of the database, considered representative for almost 20% of European cars on the current market. show that EUROSID-1 is sensitive to car design. Differences in thorax and abdomen response of this dummy are obvious between 2/3-door vehicles and 4/5 door vehicles. Differences in dummy responses on the basis of vehicle test weight are less obvious. However, it appears that dummy responses decrease with increasing vehicle test weight. The design of EUROSID-1 corresponds with injury assessment needs in side impact car testing. As far as sensitivity is concerned, EUROSID-1 is considered an appropriate anthropomorphic test device for approval and research purposes to improve side occupant protection. (A) For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 864606.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 690-700

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00664977
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 9 1994 12:00AM