DEVELOPMENT OF IMPROVED INFLATION TECHNIQUES. VOLUME I
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-240 268.
Olin CorporationEngineering and Development
Marion, IL United States
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC United States 20590
- JOHNSON, J T
- Publication Date: 1976-9
- Pagination: 56 p.
- TRT Terms: Air bags; Anatomical models; Crash tests; Front seats; Frontal crashes; Inflatable structures; Inflation; Injuries; Motor vehicles; Passengers; Passive restraint systems; Protection; Safety engineering; Safety equipment
- Subject Areas: Highways; Passenger Transportation; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies;
- Accession Number: 00146495
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802021 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-345-3-691
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Feb 16 1977 12:00AM