PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF TEST DUMMIES WITH FLESH PARTS PRODUCED WITH SUBSTITUTE FOAMING COMPOUNDS

The objective of the research effort was to determine if Part 572 anthropomorphic dummy component flesh parts molded with Nitrosan and with alternate foaming materials designated as Compound A and Compound B resulted in different performance characteristics. Differences in characteristics, if any, were to be defined in terms of (1) the weight and external dimensions of dummy segments, (2) measurements of component static and dynamic performance in accordance with test procedures specified in 49 CFR - Part 572, and (3) measurements of whole dummy performance based on replicate accelerator sled tests performed in three test configurations. Component and sled tests were performed with pairs of Part 572 dummies made by each of the three current U.S. manufacturers of these devices. The findings of a statistical study of repeatability and reproducibility of sled test results are presented wherein comparisons are made between dummies assembled with flesh parts made with Nitrosan and with either Compound A or Compound B.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Calspan Corporation

    4455 Genesee Street
    Buffalo, NY  USA  14225

    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Massing, D E
    • Naab, K N
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 191 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00190966
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-711 Final Rpt., CALSPAN-ZM-6015-V-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-6-01514
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Apr 12 1979 12:00AM