TEST AND EVALUATION OF HEAD RESTRAINTS, SEAT BACKS, AND ANCHORAGES IN VEHICLES SUBJECTED TO REAR IMPACT COLLISION

A series of car-to-car crash tests was conducted primarily for fuel system integrity. These tests were additionally instrumented to allow for the collection of baseline data in other areas. The report documents baseline data collected during twelve of these tests with regard to head restraint, seat back, and anchorage performance in rear impact collisions. The struck vehicle in these tests was equipped with an instrumented 50th percentile male dummy located in the driver's seat, string potentiometers, and high-speed on-board motion picutures to document driver's seat and seat back motion, and vehicle frame accelerometers to record the occupant compartment response. A comparison between component failure/yield and causative forces is presented. The driver seat backs in all but one test were deformed from their initial pre-test condition.

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    Dynamic Science

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Pirtle, R
  • Publication Date: 1978-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 182 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-671 Final Rpt., 3005-78-84
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-8-01886
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 28 1979 12:00AM