REVIEW OF HEAD ROTATIONAL MEASUREMENTS DURING BIOMECHANICAL IMPACT TESTS

The report reviews methods used to measure head rotation during biomechanical impact tests. It reviews the nine linear accelerometer configuration to measure angular acceleration, and discusses angular velocity sensors as alternatives to the nine accelerometer configuration. These methods will be evaluated in terms of weight and of accuracy in establishing angular acceleration, velocity and displacement.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with New Mexico State Univ., University Park. Physical Science Lab.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

    Office of Vehicle Research, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590

    New Mexico State University, Las Cruces

    Physical Science Laboratory
    Las Cruces, NM  USA  88801
  • Authors:
    • Johnson, A K
    • HU, A S
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802568 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1978 12:00AM