WHOLE BODY RESPONSE RESEARCH PROGRAM
The objective of the program was to generate data on the kinematics and response of human surrogates in a realistic automobile impact environment. The program used a test configuration consisting of an idealized hard seat representation of a car seat with a three-point harness restraint system. Three different severity levels of crash test conditions were used. The human surrogates tested in this program were fifteen male cadavers, a Hybrid II (Part 572) Anthropomorphic Test Device and a Hybrid III ATD recently developed by GM. In addition, mathematical simulations of the response and kinematics of a 50th percentile male occupant were performed at the three levels of crash severity, using the MVMA Two-Dimensional Crash Victim Simulator. The utility of the data is for comparing the similarities and differences in response and kinematics of the various types of human surrogates and in pointing out areas that need improvement in both anthropomorphic test devices and mathematical models.
- Sponsored in part by General Motors Research Labs., Warren, Michigan (Biomedical Sciences Division). Also available in set of 4 reports, PB-286150/SET.
Highway Safety Research InstituteHuron Parkway and Baxter Road
Ann Arbor, MI United States 48109
General Motors CorporationResearch and Development Center, 30500 Mound Road
Warren, MI United States 48090
- Alem, N M
- Melvin, J W
- Bowman, B M
- BENSON, J B
- Publication Date: 1978-4-25
- Pagination: 122 p.
- TRT Terms: Anatomical models; Automobiles; Cadavers; Crash injury research; Crash severity; Crashes; Impact tests; Injuries; Kinematics; Manual safety belts; Mathematical models; Research; Seats; Simulation
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00186701
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: UM-HSRI-77-39-1 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 27 1979 12:00AM