CHILD RESTRAINT LATERAL IMPACT STUDIES

The Biomechanics Department of the Highway Safety Research Institute of The University of Michigan has performed a series of six 20 mph 60 degree lateral impact tests with various child restraints. The purpose of the tests was to provide a brief overview of the state-of-the-art in lateral protection of child restraints which have been developed through dynamic testing. The method used to obtain the data consisted of performing simulation tests on the HSRI Impact Sled Facility. The test set-up utilized the DOT standard vehicle seat as the vehicle seat test base with Type I vehicle belts with no retractors or reels. Two test dummies were used; an Alderson VIP-3C child dummy as a six-month old infant dummy. Both dummies were run in each of the six tests resulting in twelve individual tests of child restraints. The results of the tests are reported in terms of dummy target motion with time, anchorage belt loads versus time, sequence camera coverage and a brief narrative evalution of the performance of each system. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Sponsored by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Highway Safety Research Institute

    Huron Parkway and Baxter Road
    Ann Arbor, MI  USA  48109
  • Authors:
    • Melvin, J W
  • Publication Date: 1976-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 91 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142376
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. UM-HSRI-BI-75-7 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NHTSA-6-5180
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM