LACERATIONS CAUSED BY LAMINATED SAFETY GLASS OF WINDSCREENS

SCHNITTVERLETZUNGEN AN VERBUNDSICHERHEITSGLAS FUER WINDSCHUTZSCHEIBEN

Exhaustive model tests were conducted to determine the severity of lacerations caused by the contact of the human head with a windscreen of asymmetric laminated safety glass. Following a discussion of the required properties of A windscreen the aim, the test equipment and the procedure for conducting the model tests are described. The test specimens had an outer layer of constant thickness of 2.6 mm, while the thickness of the inner layer was varied between 1.0 and 2.5 mm. A reduction in the thickness of the inner layer by 1 mm corresponded to a reduction of the "triplex laceration index" (tli) by 1.5 units. Increasing the intermediate pvc foil from 0.76 mm to 1.14 mm produced A further mean improvement of 1 tli unit. Because in contrast to the "dummy" the "phantom" does not reproduce the shape of the human face, no conclusions regarding an actual accident can be derived from the observed lacerations. The test results serve only to document the difference in performance betwee n various types of laminated safety glass. /TRRL/

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  • Authors:
    • Breitenbuerger, G
    • Rodloff, G
  • Publication Date: 1976-11

Language

  • German

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 505-509
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00179929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 12 1978 12:00AM