EVALUATION OF THE TAD-50M THORAX. FINAL REPORT

This report describes the laboratory evaluation of an advanced ATD (Anthropomorphic Test Device) thorax system, denoted TAD-50M (Trauma Assessment Device, 50th percentile male), which has been integrated with Hybrid III lower and upper extremity, neck, and head components for testing. The evaluation program consisted of pendulum, quasi-static thorax compression, and sled tests in a variety of restraint environments, including air bag, two-point belt/knee bolster, and three-point belt systems. TAD-50M thorax instrumentation included four internal thoracic displacement measurement assemblies and two externally mounted chest bands. Baseline sled tests using the Hybrid III ATD were also conducted and are reported.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 128 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00719532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-808 280, VRTC-82-0229
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1996 12:00AM