IMPACT TESTS OF A NEAR-PRODUCTION AIR CUSHION RESTRAINT

A series of impact tests were accomplished to demonstrate the protection provided by an automotive air bag restraint system for the center and right front passengers. Fifteen young healthy male volunteers were impacted at velocities ranging from 14.9 to 30.8 miles per hour. Impact acceleration-time histories approximated automotive barrier crash profiles. The results of dummy tests preceding human testing are summarized and detailed test data are presented from 33 impact tests with volunteer subjects. Test data are compared with similar data collected during earlier impact tests of a prototype air bag restraint system.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory

    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
    Dayton, OH  USA  45433

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Biomechanics Division, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Brinkley, J W
    • Mohr, G C
    • Russell, H C
    • Cooper, S M
    • Schaffer, J T
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 398 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-248 Final Rpt., AMRC-TR-75-47
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-017-1-017-1A
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 17 1977 12:00AM