The influence of neck flexibility of the Hybrid-II-dummy on the Head Injury Criterion is investigated by means of sled tests. HIC-values were found to increase significantly with decreasing neck stiffness. Furthermore, characteristics properties of this dummy type with regard to reqroducibility and durability are discussed; kinematic properties of spine and rib cage are compared with the human equivalents. Finally, adjustability of this dummy type and various test methods, expecially neck tests, are closely examined. Proposals for certain improvements are made. /HSRI/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of the International Automotive Engineering Congress and Exposition, 28 Feb-4 March 1977 Detroit, Michigan.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Gersbach, V S
    • Musseler, P M
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 14 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00152940
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 770262
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM