HEAD IMPACT PROTECTION - NEW REQUIREMENTS AND SOLUTIONS

The NHTSA has very substantially extended its existing Part 571 - FMVSS Standard No 201 "Occupant Protection in Interior Impact". This extension to the Standard necessitates the development of energy-absorbing trimmings for protection of vehicle occupants in the event of an impact with components in the upper passenger compartment. The publication describes the requirements of the Standard. This paper illustrates development approaches, assisted by numerical simulation, and investigates these experimentally. Dynamic protection systems for reducing the loads on vehicle occupants in the event of an impact are not covered by this publication. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD E102514.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 1713-9
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: DOT HS 808 759

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00788273
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 3 2000 12:00AM