DYNAMIC SLED TESTING OF CHILD RESTRAINTS
Child restraint performance in frontal and lateral crash simulations is presented and discussed based upon tests conducted on the Calspan HYGE acceleration sled. Differing acceleration pulses for frontal tests were used to evaluate the pulse shape effect upon the child restraint systems. Data obtained include head excursion, head and chest triaxial accelerations, Head Severity Index (HSI) and Chest Severity Index (CSI) values for the ATDs. High speed movie coverage produced dummy kinematic results. From the results of this study comparisons are made between the effects of different pulse shapes, the effects of different ATDs on restraint performance and the dynamic performance of the ATD/restraint complex under both proper and improper system installation. FMVSS 213 and Canadian P. C. 1974-1013 dynamic performance criteria are discussed in light of the findings of this study.
- From the Meeting held 26 February-2 March 1979.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Kelleher, B J
- WALSH, M J
- Publication Date: 1979
- Pagination: 20 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Child restraint systems; Collisions; Crash injury research; Crash severity; Dummies; Dynamics; Head; Performance tests; Research; Safety equipment; Sled tests; Thorax
- Old TRIS Terms: Dynamic sled testing
- Subject Areas: Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00197231
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790073 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM