Finite Element Simulation Study of a Frontal Driver Airbag Deployment for Out-of-Position Situations

The goal of this study was to investigate and evaluate the feasibility of using airbag deployment simulations based on a set of extensive and well-defined physical test matrices. The study is targeted to finite element method simulations of airbag deployment for out of position vehicle occupants. A front airbag on the driver side was used for the study. The study used a Hybrid III 50th percentile dummy in out of position tests, and the airbag was deployed against a force plate. It was found that the airbag deployment pattern is very sensitive to numerical and physical input parameters.

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    • Petit, Philippe
    • Trosseille, Xavier
    • Baudrit, Pascal
    • Gopal, Madana
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  • Publication Date: 2003-10


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  • Accession Number: 01050020
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0768013364
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Technical Paper 2003-22-0011
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 9 2007 12:02PM