SYNTHESIS OF DATA TOWARDS NECK PROTECTION CRITERIA FOR CHILDREN

This paper presents a synthesis of different data sets on both child neck injuries and on neck loads. The following items are used as input to the synthesis: (1) accident reconstruction using forward facing child restraint systems (CRS); (2) sled tests with rearward facing CRS; (3) scaling of adult dummy data; and (4) other research such as results from out-of-position work. Levels from the input sources are compared. Using the synthesis as a basis, the following values are suggested as guidelines for neck protection criteria for child neck injury assessment: (a) 1000 N can be used as a guideline for tensile axial force; (b) 300 N can be used as a guideline for shear force; and (c) 30 Nm can be used as a guideline for forward bending moment. For the covering abstract of the conference see IRRD 871381.

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  • English

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 155-66

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Institute for Road Safety Research, SWOV
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1995 12:00AM