The frontal-impact response of a booster-seated child-size PMHS

This paper presents the response of a child-size Post Mortem Human Subject in a series of frontal impact sled tests. Specific focus is on the whole-body kinematics and resulting headûtrajectories under two different restraint conditions (booster seat and standard belt, booster seat and force-limiting pre-tensioning belt) in a rear seat environment. At 48 km/h, the pretensioning, force-limiting seatbelt reduced the forward excursion of both the head (353 mm vs. 424 mm) and the h-point (120 mm vs. 152 mm) compared to the standard system.ûMaximum torso pitch was similar for both seatbelts. There were no apparent adverse effects of the force-limiting or pretensioning for the limited sets of conditions considered here. For the covering abstract see ITRD E143807.

  • Authors:
    • FORMAN, J
    • ASH, J
    • KINDIG, M
    • Lamp, John
    • KENT, R
    • BOHMAN, K
    • BOSTROM, O
  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01144092
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: TRL
  • Files: ITRD, ATRI
  • Created Date: Nov 16 2009 12:26PM