DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED INFLATION TECHNIQUES. VOLUME II
The report summarizes the effort to develop an improved inflatable restraint system. The objective was to provide up to 50 mph frontal crash protection for front seat passengers without undue hazards to out-of-position occupants. The inflation concept for this program consisted of a dual bag design - a low pressure aspirator filled head bag and a high pressure augmented filled torso bag. The knees were cushioned by a fixed crushable restraint. Based on the results of 39 sled tests and 6 full scale vehicle tests it is concluded that this system probably can be effective in meeting MVSS 208 injury criteria at speeds to 45 mph.
- See also PB-259 815.
Olin CorporationEngineering and Development
Marion, IL United States
Washington, DC United States 20590
- JOHNSON, J T
- Publication Date: 1976-9
- Pagination: 195 p.
- TRT Terms: Anatomical models; Crash tests; Inflatable structures; Injuries; Motor vehicles; Protection; Rocket sleds; Safety engineering; Safety equipment
- Uncontrolled Terms: Criteria
- Old TRIS Terms: Rocket propelled sleds
- Subject Areas: Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00159358
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-022
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-345-3-691
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 20 2002 12:00AM