RESPONSES OF SIDE IMPACT DUMMIES IN SLED TESTS

The research reported in this paper was designed to determine dynamic responses of the side impact dummies currently in use or under development. The responses were compared with post mortem human subject (PMHS) responses in a sled environment to delineate dummy biofidelity. Injury probability was estimated and rates of deformation were calculated for each body region. As dummy responses did not agree in similarity in terms of trend and injury criteria when compared with PMHS, the result variations should be of value in improving the characteristics of dummies in future research.

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  • Accession Number: 00989593
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 23 2005 12:00AM