PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF THE NHTSA ADVANCED 'S' SERIES 50TH PERCENTILE ANTHROPOMORPHIC DUMMY. VOLUME I - TECHNICAL REPORT

The two series anthropomorphic test dummies were experimentally evaluated to (1) determine the degree of conformance to specifications for dimensions, segment weights, and joint range of motion, (2) to compare measured component static and dynamic characteristics to requirements, and (3) to establish by sled testing in typical restraint and crash environments their experimental repeatability. Four 30 MPH sled test configurations were employed, Type 2 belt, air bag, energy absorbing steering column, and simulated instrument panel with Type 1 belt. The findings of a statistical study of repeatability and reproducibility of experimental results is presented. In addition, the results of an experimental evaluation of a thin film piezoelectric pressure sensor developed by the National Bureau of Standards are reported.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  United States  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Massing, D E
    • Yates, P E
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 293 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00151163
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CALSPAN-ZS-5778-V-1 Final Rpt., DOT-HS-802-073
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-5-01260
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 30 1977 12:00AM