STUDY OF TEST PROCEDURE TO EVALUATE AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT FORCE

Since airbags have become standard equipment on passenger cars in the US, a variety of organizations have reported on the effectiveness of airbags in saving occupant lives and reducing serious injuries during frontal crashes, However, there have also been numerous reports of serious injuries to occupants caused by airbag deployment. As a result, airbag deployment force is now an issue of tremendous concern. These problems primarily occur with out-of-position occupants. ISO has proposed various test methods for evaluating the effects of airbag deployment force on out-of-position occupants. This paper presents a test method for evaluating airbag deployment force at the airbag component level. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD E102514.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1071-9
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2
    • Issue Number: DOT HS 808 759

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00781017
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 7 2000 12:00AM