Commercially available three- and six-year-old child dummies were evaluated for their anthropometric measurements and dynamic response characteristics in pendulum impact tests and simulated crashes in representative automobile-child seat restraint environments. Simulated crashes included 20- and 30-mile-per-hour frontal and 20-mph side impacts on automobile and specially designed bench seats. Two types of child seats, the GM love seat and Chrysler Mopar, were selected for testing as representative of belt and padding restraint types currently in use. The three-year-old child dummies were found to be capable of providing repeatable measurements of the head and chest accelerations and head deflections in sled tests and to be sufficiently sensitive of detecting differences in the crash environments. Acceleration measurements with both six-year-old child dummies were found to contain resonances.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also Volume 2, PB-255119.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Transportation Research Center of Ohio

    East Liberty, OH  United States  43319

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Shah, M P
    • Radovich, V G
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 261 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00137375
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-801-921 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-370-3-780
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1977 12:00AM