OCCUPANT PROTECTION IN LATERAL IMPACTS

The frequency and severity of lesions sustained by the occupants of cars impacted laterally depend upon the main following factors: impact localization, intrusion into passengers' compartment, car speed variation, direction of occupant trajectory, objects contacted by the various body areas. The paper describes the results of studies of 296 lateral impacts. It draws conclusions as to the coming improvement of occupant protection, taking account of the current state of the art in biomechanics and automobile design.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Proceedings of 20th Conference, Dearborn, Michigan, October 18-20, 1976
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Hartemann, F
    • Thomas, C
    • Foret-Bruno, J Y
    • Henry, C
    • Fayon, A
    • Tarriere, C
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1976

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 191-218

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00164955
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 18 1978 12:00AM