J-MLIT Research onto a Pedestrian Lower Extremity Protection - Evaluation Tests for Pedestrian Legform Impactors

As for a Global Technical Regulation (GTR) legform impactor, which is discussed at the United Nations ECE/WP29/GRSP, a flexible pedestrian legform impactor (Flex-PLI) and a rigid legform impactor (TRL-LFI) are proposed. However, as for the Flex-PLI, evaluation test for its repeatability and reproducibility has not been confirmed. Besides, its advantage over the TRL-LFI must be demonstrated in full-scale vehicle tests. In this research, several kinds of loading tests were conducted on the Flex-PLI, and its favorable repeatability and reproducibility was confirmed. Besides, vehicle tests were performed using the Flex-PLI and the TRL-LFI, and the Flex-PLI demonstrated its higher biofidelity and load measurability in full-scale vehicle tests.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: 10p
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings - 19th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles (ESV), Washington, D.C., June 6-9, 2005

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  • Accession Number: 01066522
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 05-0193
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 20 2007 1:24PM