THE PERFORMANCE OF CONVENTIONAL AND ENERGY ABSORBING RESTRAINTS IN SIMULATED CRASH TESTS

Dynamic tests were conducted using conventional lap sash seat belt restraints, and assemblies incorporating energy absorbers in the sash strap. Three restraint geometries, rigid and cushioned seats, and assemblies with the straps slack, tight and preloaded were tested. The load in the sash strap with an energy absorber was half of that in the same strap of a conventional restraint in tests with the same peak acceleration of 280 m/s/s. The results were also compared with results of previous tests where a shorter acceleration distance was used. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Defence, Australia

    P.O. Box 4331, Aeronautical Research Laboratories
    Melbourne, Victoria,   Australia 
  • Authors:
    • Sarrailhe, S R
    • Hearn, N D
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 38 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00183401
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Structures Rpt 359 Monograph
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1978 12:00AM