PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF CHILD TEST DUMMIES. VOLUME I. TECHNICAL REPORT
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.
- See also Volume 2, PB-255119.
Transportation Research Center of OhioEast Liberty, OH USA 43319
Washington, DC USA 20590
- Shah, M P
- Radovich, V G
- Publication Date: 1976-5
- Pagination: 261 p.
- TRT Terms: Acceleration (Mechanics); Adolescents; Anatomical models; Anthropometry; Automobiles; Children; Collisions; Crash injury research; Deflection; Dummies; Dynamic loads; Dynamics; Highway safety; Impact tests; Manual safety belts; Performance tests; Research; Safety equipment; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Dynamic characteristics; Dynamic response; Motor vehicle accidents
- Old TRIS Terms: Minors
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- 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